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What is the relationship between whole grain intake and cardiovascular disease? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

A moderate body of evidence from large prospective cohort studies shows that whole grain intake, which includes cereal fiber, protects against cardiovascular disease

 

Grade

Moderate
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What is the relationship between whole grain intake and cardiovascular disease?

Research Recommendations

Develop definitions for whole grain foods and criteria for whole grain foods that can be universally accepted.

Rationale: At present, there is no consistent way that whole grain foods are defined and determined. Without clear definitions for whole grain foods, it is difficult to compare research studies examining the effectiveness of various whole grains on biomarkers of interest in CVD, diabetes, and obesity. Clear definitions would also help consumers identify foods that can help them meet the Dietary Guidelines recommendations.

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