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Diabetes

17 May 2010

Bran intake helps with diabetes

Women with diabetes who ate a diet rich in bran-containing foods had a significantly lower death rate in a long-term study, researchers report.

Women with diabetes who ate a diet rich in bran-containing foods had a significantly lower death rate in a long-term study, researchers report.

Though the report used data from the Nurses Health Study, which included only women, there is no reason to doubt that the same protective effect occurs in men, Qi said. He and his colleagues now are doing a similar analysis of data from a men-only study to prove that point.

People with diabetes are also advised to limit their intake of carbohydrates, which means that "their best choices are low-fat dairy products, fruits and starchy vegetables," Dunbar said. "If choosing a grain product, they should choose a whole-grain, which has more fiber and all of those good things." - (HealthDay News, May 2010)

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