A great article just came out, again highlighting the benefits of nutrition and lifestyle changes in the management of chronic medical conditions.
The study compared the difference in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in people eating white versus brown rice.
The authors found that those ingesting significant amounts of brown rice compared to white rice had a lower risk of developing diabetes in the long run.
So as a preventive tool, brown rice along with other sources of whole grain in general were found to decrease the chance of individuals developing diabetes. The addition of whole grains, and specifically brown rice, on a daily basis would be prudent for those with a family history of diabetes who which to prevent such a fate for themselves.