Nephropathy: Disease of the kidneys caused by damage to the small blood vessels or to the units in the kidneys that clean the blood. People who have had diabetes for a long time may develop nephropathy.
Neurologist: A doctor who treats people who have problems of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves).
Neuropathy: Nerve damage. People who have had diabetes that is not well controlled may develop nerve damage.
Non-insulin dependent diabetes: Former term for type 2 diabetes.
Nutritionist: See dietitian.
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According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, regularly eating white rice significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
The authors from the Harvard School of Public Health looked for evidence of the association between eating white rice and Type 2 diabetes in previous studies and research. The new study focuses on finding a direct link between the risk and the amount of rice eaten. This study also seeks to determine if the risk of Type 2 diabetes is greater in Asian countries, whose diet consists of more white rice than westerners.