Here at the Whole Grains Council, we have long been singing the praises of healthy whole grains, so we’re especially delighted to share new research showing that whole grains may help you live longer!
In this exciting study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data from over 110,000 adults. The scientists found that every one-ounce (28g) serving of whole grains was associated with a 5% lower total risk of death, or a 9% lower risk of death from heart disease. Whole grain intake was not signiﬁcantly associated with cancer mortality. The researchers of this study conclude “these results are in line with recommendations that promote increased whole grain consumption to facilitate disease prevention.”
[Want to more? Check out the blog we wrote a few days later on the Ordway’s Table.]
Since the founding of the Whole Grains Council in 2003, we have been promoting whole grain foods for their numerous health beneﬁts and their delicious, full-bodied ﬂavor. Check out the other health beneﬁts of whole grain consumption here, or browse our whole grain health studies database.
Wondering how you can get more whole grains in your diet? Look for our Whole Grains Stamp on products at the grocery store, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, or try one of our many recipes! (Kelly)