- What do you usually eat when you are hungry and why?
- Is dieting good or bad? Why or why not?
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The data from the election returns was transmitted electronically.
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The research team from Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts came up with a study that eating rice is possible to fight obesity. This study was submitted during the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland. Based on the analysis, people who include rice in their diet plan have lower chances of getting obese than those who live in countries with low rice consumption. However, it is still uncertain how rice affects obesity.
Researchers collected data about a person’s rice consumption per day in terms of grams and calories in more than 100 countries. They also added the data on body mass index. The team found out that in the UK, an average person eats 19 grams of rice per day, much lower than in other countries like Canada, Spain, and the US. Still, they concluded that even if a person eats 50 grams of rice every day, the number of obese adults can decrease from 650 million to 643.5 million.
The lead researcher, Professor Tomoko Imai said “It’s possible that the fiber, nutrients and plant compounds found in whole grains may increase feelings of fullness and prevent overeating.” This only proves that rice is a good source of energy and is highly recommended to include in our diet, different from the belief that rice can make you gain weight.
- In the article, what is recommended to prevent obesity?
- Based on the article, in what university did the research come from?
- Where did the European Congress on Obesity take place?
- According to the article, what was believed to happen if you eat rice?
- Based on the analysis, who are more likely to be obese?
- Do you think it is possible to lose weight by eating rice? Why or why not?
- Why do you think people reach obesity? Please explain your answer.
- What is your daily diet plan? Kindly elaborate.
- How do you maintain a healthy body? Elaborate your answer.
- In Japan, what are the meals that are best combined with rice? Give examples.