Eating whole grains can reduce health risks

Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to new meta-analysis by Harvard  researchers.  The study found people who ate the most whole grains (70 grams/day, about 4 servings), compared to eating little or no whole grains,  had a lower risk of dying during the study period.

“These findings further support current dietary guidelines that recommend at least 3 daily servings (or 48 grams) of whole grains to improve long-term health and prevent premature death,” said Qi Sun, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and senior author of the study.

The study was published online June 13, 2016 in Circulation.

 

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