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Whole-grains, but not refined grains, lower the risk of death
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Men who consumed one or more servings of whole-grain cereal per day -- but not refined grains -- were 20 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular causes during a five-and-one-half year follow-up, and 17 percent less likely to die from all causes according to a study from according to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. "[ Our data ] highlight the importance of distinguishing whole-grain from refined-grain cereals in the prevention of chronic diseases," the paper concluded. Subjects : 86,190 US Male Doctors
Subjects : 86,190 US Male Physicians
The study followed 86,190 US male physicians aged 40- to 84-years-old in 1982 who were free of known cardiovascular disease and cancer when the study began.
As of this study, they had been followed by 5.5 years.
Liu S, Sesso H, Manson J, Willett W, Buring J. Is intake of breakfast cereals related to total and cause-specific mortality in men? Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Mar, 77(3):594-99.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02215, USA
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