I'd certainly agree, that you could do a hell of a lot worse for fattening food, than rice.
Perhaps look at it this way. Lok around or consider every noticeably obese person you have ever known, dealt with, or seen...
I'd be prepared to bet that in not one case is eating rice among the main culprits or one of the things they have in common .
One of my main things is potatoes..I love those damn things, with spaghetti its one of the things i never tire of. So much so that I even combine them. They're both carb,the potatos are starch.
I'm not fat, 176cm 79kg.
The Japanese or any Asians I can think of, are not thought of as among the worlds fattest people, the Sumo deliberately set out to be fat and Im sure its not accomplished with rice.
Despite apparently being among the heaviest smokers, and most East Asians seem to be recalcitrant smokers compared to Americans, the Japanese are often cited as close to the worlds longest life span people?
Isn't it actually traced to one of the southern outpost islands, maybe Okinawa?? or such area, for about most longevid people in world?