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Whole Grains and Fiber Linked with Lower Risk of Many Diseases
Whole grains are one of the most popular food sources of ﬁber, and both whole grains and ﬁber are important for overall health. In this study, researchers analyzed data from more than 200 studies encompassing 4,635 participants to better understand ﬁber and whole grains’ relationship with disease prevention. Fiber was linked with a 15-30% lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, and death, with similar ﬁndings for whole grains. The researchers noted a dose-response relationship for both whole grains and ﬁber, indicating that those who eat the most may confer an even greater beneﬁt.
The Lancet. 2019 Feb 02;393(10170):434-445. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31809-9 (Reynolds A et al.)