Health Through Heritage with Whole Grains in India
Scientists at Columbia University and Stanford collaborated to reﬂect on the association between rapidly rising rates of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in India, and the adoption of reﬁned carbohydrates – especially white rice and white ﬂour – in that country. They advocated re-introduction of whole grains commonly consumed before 1950, including amaranth, barley, brown rice, millet, and sorghum, as a way to stem chronic disease in culturally-sensitive ways.
Nutrition Reviews, August 2011; 69(8):479-488
Diabetes / Insulin / Glucose
Heart / Cardiovascular Disease