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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:38 AM

Arsenic in Brown Rice: Asians and Hispanic Affected More Than Average American

The recent reports of increased levels of arsenic in brown rice raised concerns among consumers as to what extend this could affect their health and the health of their children. A recent analysis of federal data now found that especially Asians and Latinos are affected as they consume rice more regularly.

The analysis says that regular rice consumers have up to 44 percent higher levels of arsenic than those who do eat rice only occasionally. While Americans, on average, eat half a cup per day, Asian Americans eat two cups every day.


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