Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Whole grain, Bran Intake Associated with Lower Risk of Death in Diabetic Women

Women with type 2 diabetes who ate the most bran in a study had a 35 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 28 percent reduction in death from all causes than women who ate the least amount, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Bran is a component of whole grain rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. "These findings suggest a potential benefit of whole grain, and particularly bran, in reducing death and cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients," said Qi, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor of nutrition in the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Whole grain, bran intake associated with lower risk of death in diabetic women