More than a third of the world’s population – three billion people – eat rice all the time. This cereal is the main food for them. Millions of other people often have it on the table.
The University of Manchester has pondered how rice consumption affects the number of people with cardiovascular disease in England and Wales.
The fact is that rice contains inorganic arsenic. The study found that for 25% of people with heart problems, eating rice leads to a higher probability of death.
In general, writes Popular Mechanics, arsenic in rice can be the culprit for up to 50,000 premature deaths annually.
We will remind, earlier we told why Roskachestvo advises not to replace fruits and vegetables with juices.