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Whole grain diet wards off heart disease

Researchers have found that a diet containing lots of whole grains does reduce the risk of heart disease. The bran seems to be the crucial component delivering the protective effect. The study involved 43,000 men. Men who consumed the greatest amount of bran were 30% less likely to develop heart disease than those who consumed no bran. Men who consumed the highest amount of whole grains reduced the risk of heart disease by 18%. Diets high in whole grain food have also been linked to better weight control and lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Whole grain diet wards off heart disease

Date: 10 January 2005

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Amy Norton

URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7294100

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