Whole Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

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Whole Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

February 27, 2015

Adding more whole grains to your diet may protect against heart disease, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Researchers summarized results from 18 studies that included 400,492 total participants, of which 14,427 had diagnosed coronary heart disease. Those who consumed the most whole grains experienced a lower risk for heart disease when compared to those who consumed the least. The study adds to prior research showing that fiber-rich grains provide many health benefits.

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Tang G, Wang D, Long J, Yang F, Si L. Meta-analysis of the association between whole grain intake and coronary heart disease risk. Am J Cardiol. 2015;115:625-629.

Wu H, Flint AJ, Qi Q, et al. Association between dietary whole grain intake and risk of mortality: two large prospective studies in us men and women. JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 5, 2015.

Li S, Flint A, Pai JK, et al. Low carbohydrate diet from plant or animal sources and mortality among myocardial infarction survivors. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3:e001169.

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