Is not eating rice a cause for anemia?

Philippines
September 12, 2009 11:50am CST
If you are not eating rice is this possible causes of anemia?
6 responses
• United States
12 Sep 09
Anemia is caused by decreased red blood cell production, or increased red blood cell destruction, or blood loss. There are different kinds of anemia. One is inherited the others are brought on by poor nutrition. If your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals, the production of hemoglobin can slow down. A healthy person whose diet contains plenty of iron and vitamins, can produce large amounts of new blood, reducing the risk of anemia. It does not matter if you eat rice or not, so long as your diet consists of a variety of nutritious foods.
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• Philippines
16 Sep 09
i dont think so. other country didnt eat rice often, they only eat bread, vegetables salad, pasta and etc and i dont think they are all anemic in that case lol. anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. This condition also can occur if your red blood cells don’t contain enough hemoglobin. you can take vitamins like ferrous sulfate.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Anemia has many factors for its cause. But rice doesnt give any correlation that would cause anemia.Not eating rice could cause lower carbohydrate substances in the body. That in turn would lead to complications if goes beyond the level that the body needs. Malnourishment would be one. But anemia is far from direct consideration.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Hi there and smile! Blood loss is the most common cause of anemia, especially iron-deficiency anemia. Blood loss can be short term or persist over time. Heavy menstrual periods or bleeding in the digestive or urinary tract can cause blood loss. Surgery, trauma, or cancer also can cause blood loss. If a lot of blood is lost, the body may lose enough red blood cells to cause anemia.A diet that lacks iron, folic acid (folate), or vitamin B12 can prevent your body from making enough red blood cells. Your body also needs small amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, and copper to make red blood cells. Conditions that make it hard for your body to absorb nutrients also can cause your body to make too few red blood cells. happy mylotting and smile always!
• China
13 Sep 09
I am a M.S. student researching on the bioavailability of iron. I partly agree with the opinion of 1st floor. The content of iron in milled rice is very low. If your diets contain various nutrients, you will get plenty of available iron. However, not all of the available iron is bioavailabile to you because your body may be less effective in absorbing iron resulting from low intake of rice. From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, Rice is the most important basic food in our life, it generates "Jing"&"Qi", which promote our metabolism. So I'd like to advise you eating more rice in the future.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Rice does not contain iron. If you only ate rice you would be anemic. You need to eat a variety of foods. Red meat is a good way to get iron. you need to learn about basic nutrition. If you are anemic or know someone who is and it has been determined that the anemia is not caused by a medical problem...then read this http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-Dietary-Requirements-for-an-Anemic If it is a medical problem...then they should see a doctor