Whole Grain Consumption Lowers Death Risk

January 5, 2015 4:28 PM

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Just weeks after JAMA published a National Institutes of Health study refuting the idea that there are “good carbs” and “bad carbs’ a new study in the journal finds eating whole grains is associated with lower overall mortality and death from heart disease. Writing in JAMA Internal Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health nutritionist Hongyu Wu, PhD and colleagues report on the dietary habits of 74,341 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 43,744 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

They documented 26,920 deaths during 2,727,006 person-years of follow-up.

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