The glycemic index, glycaemic index, or GI is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion, releasing glucose rapidly into the bloodstream, have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.
Some perceive rice as a "bad" source of carbohydrates. That's because most varieties of rice have a high glycemic index.
According to a new study, obese, pregnant women could decrease the health risks of their infants via better diet and increased physical activity.
A rice-based diet is a traditional food among certain east-Asian population and has ushered in several genomic adaptations that may play a role in obesity.