11 May '11, 4am

Rice is better than bread at making you stronger and healthier, a S.Korean study said

Rice is better than bread at making you stronger and healthier, a S.Korean study said

Research subjects who ate rice not only worked out 50 per cent longer compared to those who ate bread, it also helped to reduce cholesterol, a South Korean study said. -- ST FILE PHOTO RICE allows one to work out nearly 50 per cent longer than bread and is more effective in reducing cholesterol, a new study suggested. The Korea Food Research Institute unveiled the result of its recent research on the health effects of Koreans' staple food in a public forum on Wednesday. In a test on university students, researchers measured how long they can perform exercise after eating rice or bread. The duration of time averaged 456 seconds (with an error margin of 58.3 seconds) for rice, compared with 311 seconds (with an error margin of 41.9 seconds) for bread. The researchers also probed how rice and bread affect the level of blood cholesterol in hamsters with hyperlipidemia. After e...

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