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Those who consume the most whole grains weigh the least
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:10 am Email this article
People who consume the most whole grains weigh the least according to a study from researchers at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 5.7 lbs less
Those consuming the most whole grains weigh 5.7 lbs less
The one-fifth of people who consumed the most whole grains weighed an average of 5.7 pounds less than than the one-fifth of people who consumed the least.
Average body weight of those consuming the most whole grains vs the least : 159.3 lbs vs 165 lbs
The average weight of these two groups was 159.3 pounds versus 165 pounds.
BMI : 24.8 vs 25.5
The average body mass index (BMI) of the one-fifth of people with the highest whole grain intake versus the one-fifth with the lowest was 24.8 versus 25.5.
Waist Circumference : 33.5 inches vs 34.4 inches
The average body waist circumference of the one-fifth of people with the highest whole grain intake versus the one-fifth with the lowest was 33.5 inches versus 34.4 inches.
Conclusion : Whole grains associated with lower body weight
“In conclusion, our study shows significant and similar associations of whole grains and cereal fiber with weight, BMI, waist circumference, and total cholesterol,” the researchers concluded.
Newby P, Maras J, Bakun P, Muller D, Ferrucci L, Tucker K. Intake of whole grains, refined grains, and cereal fiber measured with 7-d diet records and associations with risk factors for chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Dec, 86(6):1745-53.
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Department of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA 02118
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