STUDY: Arsenic May Be Linked To Rice

A new study of pregnant women suggests rice continues to be a source of arsenic in our diet.

The chemical occurs naturally in soil, but can also come from pesticides.

Through urine samples of pregnant women, Dartmouth researchers found arsenic levels higher in those who had consumed rice in the two days before the sample was taken.


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  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Dec 6, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    Not biting on this. It says they tested urine of pregnant women and NOT rice kernals themselves. Maybe pregnancy well we know scientifically there is "hormonal" changes. So maybe the woman creates chemically, arnic in bodily defense to kill the fetus. Where are all the scientists that post in here?
  • by Kelly Olsen on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    Arsenic is quite a dangerous carcinogen. White rice it seems, has more arsenic than brown rice; worse still, chicken has more arsenic than white rice. I've known about this--especially the sky-high chicken meat levels-- for some time because I follow nutritionfacts.org, a non commercial, science based website. If anyone's interested, their videos on the topic are available here: http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/arsenic-in-rice/ http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/09/19/dr-oz-apple-juice-and-arsenic-chicken-may-have-10-times-more/
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      by 250 on Dec 6, 2011 at 04:52 PM in reply to Kelly Olsen
      So why is it "not" uncommon to see the numerous oriental SE Asian cultures living into 90's?
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Dec 6, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    I was "forced to give up eatting the inner seed of the peach stones for the cyanide now they want me to give up rice. Way back the pros said brown rice was healthier because the "bleaching process" was actually washing nutrients from the whole kernals. Hmmm so now science has to reverse that statement to "brown rice outlawed in public eatteries". What goes around comes around heh?
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