The Food That Fights Three Major Health Risks.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study out of New South Wales finding a link between whole grains and lower risk of three major diseases: type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/the-food-that-fights-three-major-health-risks) notes, the final word is in on whole grains and health, and it’s all good news. Researchers from New South Wales just reviewed some massive studies that were completed over the last few years. In all, 11 major clinical trials established the link between whole grain cereal consumption and substantially lower risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.
As the article “The Food That Fights Three Major Health Risks” reports, these reduced risks have led the researchers to establish some clear guidelines around the ideal amount of whole grains that should be consumed, the nature of whole grains, and the potential mechanisms for the effect of whole grains on health.
In all, the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article lists three main conclusions from the study:
- To maintain health, the suggested daily intake of whole grains per day is 40 grams or more—about a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal daily. This should be easy enough to do—though according to the research team, 80% of the population doesn’t achieve this goal!
- Aleurone in bran is a critical grain component generally overlooked in favor of fiber. Live aleurone cells store minerals, protein, and the antioxidant ferulic acid; and the benefits of aleurone cells to one’s health go above and beyond those benefits gleaned from eating fiber alone.
- The researchers suggest that magnesium, zinc, and ferulic acid each potentially play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.
(SOURCE: Neal, A.L., et al., “Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension: Links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber,” Biofactors January 28, 2013.)
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