May 22, 2018
Whole Grains for a Whole Life?
Wellness Tip

Whole Grains for a Whole Life?

by Berkeley Wellness  

People over 50 who eat lots of fiber-rich whole grains are less likely to die prema­turely than those who rarely eat them, according to data from the large NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, published in BMC Medicine.

Over a 14-year period, those who ate the most whole grains (averaging a little more than an ounce a day) were about half as likely to die from diabetes-related causes as those who ate the least; they were also somewhat less likely to die from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness. Statistical analysis sug­gested that the cereal fiber in whole grains accounted for most of the benefits.