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    People who eat about 3 servings of whole grains per day weigh about 4 lbs less


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    Friday, June 06, 2008 1:51 pm Email this article
    People who eat a diet with a high amount of whole grains -- about 3 servings per day -- weigh roughly 4 pounds less than those who eat a diet with a low amount of whole grains according to an analysis of fifteen studies that included data from 119,829 males and females who were 13 years and older. More Fiber, Less Fat

    People with high intake of whole grains eat 9 grams more fiber, 11 grams less fat

    A higher intake of whole grains increased dietary fiber intake by an average of 9 grams per day), while total fat intake decreased by 11 grams per day, and saturated fat decreased by 3.9 grams per day.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion : 3 servings of whole grains per day is associated with lower body weight

    “A higher intake of whole grains (about three servings per day) was associated with lower BMI and central adiposity,” the authors of the paper concluded.

    “In addition, people who consume more whole grains are likely to have a healthier lifestyle as fewer of them smoke, they exercise more frequently and they tend to have lower fat and higher fibre intakes.”

    REFERENCE

    Harland J, Garton L. Whole-grain intake as a marker of healthy body weight and adiposity. Public Health Nutr. 2008 Jun, 11(6):554-63.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    HarlandHall Associates
    The Stables
    Ranbury Ring
    London Road
    Poulton
    Cirencester, GL7 5HN, UK

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