Costa Rica, diabetes study

Posted on September 2, 2011 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Latin America Health

Beans and rice are a classic combination throughout the western hemisphere, but a study in Costa Rica finds that the bean half of the equation may be better for health. Among nearly 2,000 men and women, researchers found that people who regularly swapped a serving of white rice for one of beans had a 35 percent lower chance of showing symptoms that are usually precursors to diabetes. Read Article

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