Heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases pose to be some of the most common diseases that people have today. Considering that, a study reveals that whole grain diet may help to lower the risk of heart disease, especially I overweight and obese adults under the age of 50.
Whole grain diet regulates blood pressure thereby lowering the cardiovascular related deaths and disorders, suggests the study.
For the study, around 33 overweight and obese adults were observed for two eight week periods in which they were given refined grain diets and whole grain diet.
At the beginning and end of each diet period, participants spent three days undergoing metabolic testing in a clinical research setting.
When on the food grain diet, participants saw improvement in blood pressure in comparison to refined grain diet.
This improvement equates to reducing the risk of death from heart disease by almost one-third and the risk of death from a stroke by two-fifths.