Consumption of whole grains may help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers investigated intake of different cereal types and type 2 diabetes risk in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health cohort. Daily intake of high-fiber whole grains, including rye bread, oatmeal, and whole-grain bread lowered risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 11 percent. The authors suggest dietary guidelines better promote whole grain intake across the population to curb high type 2 diabetes prevalence.
- Kyrø C, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Olsen A, Landberg R. Higher whole-grain intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes among middle-aged men and women: the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Cohort. J Nutr. 2018;148:1434-1444.