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Eating Whole Grains May Help You Live Longer, Study Finds
Eating wholeِ grains suchِ asِ popcorn, oats andِ quinoa isِ linked toِ increased longevity, andِ may decrease risk forِ deaths fromِ cardiovascular disease overِ a 25-year period, butِ not cancer deaths, a newِ study finds.
The newِ research isِ one ofِ manyِ large studies thatِ tie a diet high inِ whole grains toِ increased longevity, including deaths due toِ cardiovascular disease.
Qi Sun, anِ assistant professor ofِ nutrition atِ the Harvard School ofِ Public Health inِ Boston.
After 24 to 26 years, 26,920 people in the studies had died.
The newِ study hasِ three main findings, Sun said.
First, theِ researchers foundِ that people whoِ ate atِ least 28 grams ofِ whole grains a day hadِ a 5 percent lowerِ risk ofِ dying overِ the study period, andِ a 9 percent lowerِ risk ofِ dying fromِ cardiovascular-disease-related death, thanِ people whoِ ate littleِ or noِ whole grains duringِ the courseِ of theِ study.
The researchers accounted forِ other factors thatِ couldِ have affected theِ study participants’ risk ofِ dying overِ the study period, suchِ asِ age, smoking, body mass index, exercise andِ general diet.