Eating Whole Grains Lower Health Risks

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When it comes to eating whole grains, a new international study showed that the more you eat, the healthier you'll be.

Whole are grains found in everything from bread and cereal to brown rice, and they have long been considered superior to processed grains.

However, little was known about how much you need to eat to cut your risk of disease.

Dr. Daggfinn Aune at Imperial College London led a team of researchers who analyzed 45 studies on whole grains.

"What we see is that the more you eat, the lower the risk," Aune said.

The study found that eating just two servings a day, equal to about two slices of whole grain bread, can improve your health.

They found eating three servings of whole grains a day can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and the risk of dying from any chronic disease.

Researchers said the bigger the serving the bigger the benefit - even Dr. Aune has changed his habits.

"I try to eat as much as possible," he said.

The researchers found that people who ate up to seven and a half servings of whole grains a day cut their risk of disease even more.

This is the largest study of its kind, and it comes just days after a Harvard University found that eating three servings of whole grains daily cuts your risk of dying by 20 percent.

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