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    Those who consume the most whole grains weigh the least


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    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.

     

    Body Weight

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    REFERENCE

    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.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    PK Newby
    Department of Pediatrics
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA 02118
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