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All Kinds of Whole Grains Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

By jeremyc | September 7, 2018

All types of whole grains are good for you from the point of view of limiting diabetes risk, according to a new study. The researchers advise people who want to adhere to a low-carb diet to not avoid eating whole grains.

This was a large scale study involving more than 55,000 people, who were followed for on average 15 years. At the end of the study, the researchers concluded that the risk of diabetes was noticeably lower in people who consumed whole grains of any type every day.

Previous research, too, has come up with similar results. However, there’s one big difference between those studies and this one. While earlier studies investigated only wheat, this time researchers considered different types of whole grains, like rye, wheat, and oats.

Participants of this study were aged between 50 and 65 and none had diabetes during the start of the study. Each of them gave information regarding their eating habits. This included their every day whole grain consumption.

The researchers noticed that nearly 7,400 participants received a diagnosis of diabetes in follow-up period.

The team found that daily intake of any whole grain type seemed to prevent diabetes type 2.

The maximum reduction in diabetes risk was seen in the group that had the highest daily whole grain intake, 50 grams or more. Compared with women with lowest daily whole grain intake, women in the “highest daily whole grain consumption” group had a 22% lower diabetes risk. In case of men, the risk was 34% lower.


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