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Heart Health

28 October 2010

Whole grains protect the heart

People who regularly eat whole grains rather than refined grains pack on less of the fat linked to a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

People who regularly eat whole grains rather than refined grains pack on less of the type of fat linked to a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

"For example, a slice of 100% whole-wheat bread or a half-cup of oatmeal constituted one serving of whole grains and a slice of white bread or a half-cup of white rice represented a serving of refined grains," she said.

The study

 

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