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‘Unli rice’ may cause dire health risks, public told

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By Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) reminded and cautioned the public to watch their rice consumption amid numerous ‘unli rice’ promotions of dining establishments, which can pose serious health hazards.

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‘Unli rice’ or the unlimited serving of rice has been one of the more common promos in fast food chains, wherein customers can consume as many rice servings they want.

PHA Advocacy Committee Chairman Ronald Cuyco, warned the public that consuming several servings of rice will likely lead to obesity.

Obesity has been linked by medical experts to heart ailments, stroke and hypertension.

Cuyco said diners fond of ‘unli rice’ promos may maintain the habit even at home.

“It will become a habit. Even if they are at home, that will become a habit,” said the PHA official.

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  • Goodluck Jonathan

    What the hell are they worried? We have over 105 million population. Government services are not enough to sustain the health issues for the poor. Let them eat as they could, don’t bothered them.

    • Paul Parenas

      Well said! We multiply like rabbits. The dead ones can easily be replaced……..

  • Dutertard

    Isang malaking katar@ntaduhan at malaking kaput@ng inahan ang pagpigil na ito sa unli rice.. yang put@ng inang cynthia villar na yan naluluge negosyo nya.. malamang stock holder yan or investor na kalaban ng mang inasal.. kaya ganyan ginagawa ng hinyupak na yan.. matinung pagkain pipigilan mo?? gag@ kba?? t@ng ina mo good luck sau sa susunud na eleksyun.. buong lahi mong hindut ka hnd na mananalo.. leche!

  • WATATA

    Hindi naman pinipigilan ang unli rice promos. Sadyang binigyan lang tayo ng warning kung anong masamang maidudulot ng labis labis na pagkain ng rice.