Can eating whole grains reduce the risk for diabetes?

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Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
The landmark Nurses' Health Study found that the nurses who ate the most sugars and refined carbohydrates and the least whole grains had a two and a half times greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who ate the most whole grains (7.5 grams per day -- which is the equivalent of a bowl of oatmeal and two slices of whole-wheat bread) were 30% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Recent studies show that whole grains keep your blood sugar on track, reducing your risk of developing diabetes.
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