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What is the relationship between whole grain intake and type 2 diabetes? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Consumption of whole grains is associated with a reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes in large prospective cohort studies.
 

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What is the relationship between whole grain intake and type 2 diabetes?

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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Whole grains: What is the relationship between whole grain intake and health?