It seems food studies go from claiming superfood status- to absolutely no good for you- status. The latest food under attack is white rice. According to a recent Fox news story consuming white rice could elevate the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers claimed. Every large portion size of white rice was associated with an 11 percent increased risk, scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health discovered, and then concluded, from a comparative analysis of four studies performed in China, Japan, Australia and the US. The study researchers wrote in the British Medical Journal, that they found that more white rice consumption was linked with a substantially elevated risk of Type 2 diabetes. This link appeared to be stronger for Asians than for Western populations. While the study is interesting, it hardly bears warning for people to toss out white rice altogether. A balance of a healthy diet and regular exercise is the standard recommendation for most adults. It is important that patients understand after having cosmetic surgery that this recommendation remains important. Some patients believe that they can ”ease up” on the restrictions of a healthy diet and regular exercise after cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kim warns that patients who have had body contouring procedures like liposuction or abdominoplasty can gain weight if they are not committed to a healthy lifestyle. This will of course change the results from their cosmetic surgery procedure. While a minimal amount of weight gain will typically not affect a great result, larger more significant weight gain will change a patient contour. Patients must remember that cosmetic surgery is an investment, and like all investments it must be nurtured and cared for in order to maintain its value.