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Whole-grain consumption is associated with a reduced risk of noncardiovascular, noncancer death attributed to inflammatory diseases in the Iowa Women's Health Study.

Authors
  • Jacobs, David R Jr
  • Andersen, Lene Frost
  • Blomhoff, Rune
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2007
Volume
85
Issue
6
Pages
1606–1614
Identifiers
PMID: 17556700
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The reduction in inflammatory mortality associated with habitual whole-grain intake was larger than that previously reported for coronary heart disease and diabetes. Because a variety of phytochemicals are found in whole grains that may directly or indirectly inhibit oxidative stress, and because oxidative stress is an inevitable consequence of inflammation, we suggest that oxidative stress reduction by constituents of whole grain is a likely mechanism for the protective effect.

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