Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Risk Of Chronic Disease Lowered By Whole Grain Diet

“Diets with high amounts of whole grains may help achieve significant weight loss, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a team of Penn State researchers at University Park and the College of Medicine. ‘Consumption of whole grains has been associated with a lower body weight and lower blood pressure,’ said co-author Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State. ‘We thought that incorporating whole grains into a heart-healthy weight loss diet may provide the same benefits to people at risk from chronic diseases.’”

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