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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Whole Grain Foods Might Reduce Diabetes Risk, But Evidence Weak


Many have touted whole grain foods as a way to prevent type 2 diabetes, and a new review finds a reduction in risk for people who consume a diet high in unrefined grains.

However, the authors caution that more research is necessary before scientists can confirm a causal relationship.

Refined cereal food products remove the nutrient- and fiber-rich bran and germ of the grain, leaving only the starchy inner parts.

A decrease in consumption of whole grain cereals over the last decade, occurring at the same time as an increase in type 2 diabetes, has lead to the theory that there is a connection between the two.

Read full article at Medical News Today
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