HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Increased consumption of whole grain foods associated with decreased risk of stroke

Findings suggest replacing refined grains with whole grains may have significant benefits

CHICAGO - Higher intakes of whole grain foods are associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke in women, independent of known cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to an article in the September 27 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Simin Liu, M.D., ScD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston and colleagues examined the hypothesis that higher whole grain intake reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in women. The study included 75,521 U.S. women aged 38 to 63 years without previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, stroke, or other CVD in 1984, who completed detailed food frequency questionnaires in 1984, 1986, 1990, and 1994, and were followed up for 12 years as part of the Nurses' Health Study.

The researchers found that compared with women in the lowest quintile of whole grain intake, women in the highest quintile of whole grain intake (2.7 servings per day) had a 43 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke. Adjustment for smoking modestly attenuated this association. This inverse association remained essentially unchanged with further adjustment for known CVD risk factors, including saturated fat and transfatty acids intake. The inverse relation was also consistently observed among subgroups of women who never smoked, did not drink alcohol, did not exercise regularly, or who did not use postmenopausal hormones.

According to background information in the study, although increased intake of grain products has been recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease, prospective data examining the relation of whole grain intake to risk of ischemic stroke are sparse, especially among women. Stroke remains a leading cause of serious disability and death in women. In the United States, approximately 600,000 cases of stroke accounted for 160,000 deaths in 19
'"/>

Contact: Christine Baratta
617-732-5002
Center for the Advancement of Health
25-Sep-2000


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide promotes algal growth
2. Increased temperature may prevent winter flounder from rebounding in east coast estuaries
3. Get your blood moving: Increased blood flow could lead to healthier blood vessels
4. Increased bone mass in a calcitonin knockout mouse full of surprises
5. Increased fiber curbs appetite in women
6. Increased CO2 levels are mixed blessing for agriculture
7. Increased awareness of stroke symptoms could dramatically reduce stroke disability
8. Increased use of chemicals in agriculture worldwide seen as major environmental threat
9. Increased consumption of soy protein may help lower cholesterol
10. Increased risk of wheeze and asthma in young children whose mothers smoke during the pregnancy
11. Increased production of antibiotics in space reported by University of Colorado researchers

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/30/2014)... Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital ... same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by ... and enter the bloodstream. , Although acute inflammation ... chronic or systemic inflammation is linked to numerous ... involvement of inflammatory processes in the development of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30 October 2014 Biological membranes are mainly composed ... adsorption of solution ions onto lipid membranes helps ... new study provides a quantitative description of the ... Joanna Kotyńska and Zbigniew Figaszewski from the University ... study describing these findings, just published in ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... and gas production are well over recommended levels in ... journal Environmental Health . High levels of benzene, ... the first to be based on community sampling by ... used to supplement official air-quality monitoring programs. , Unconventional ... readily flow to the surface. This is because they ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics 2Ion adsorption matter in biology 2Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites 2Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014 ENVIRON , an ... today that Dr. Harvey Clewell III has rejoined ... work closely with senior professionals in ENVIRON’s Health ... serve at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences ... where he is Director, Center for Human Health ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The report ... Chemicals), by Application (Cosmetics & Toiletries, and Soaps & ... to 2019”, has defined and segmented the Fragrance Ingredients ... trends in terms of value. The market has been ... North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 2014 ... HCL Industry” is a professional and in-depth research ... provides basic Naltrexone HCL information, including its definition, ... as industry overview. This research covers the international ... as global industry analysis covering macroeconomic environment & ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 James Sherley says he has been ... stem cell technology since his days as a principal investigator ... the late 1990’s. Sherley founded the ASCTC as a ... all the intellectual property developed in Sherley’s research over the ... Institute of Technology (MIT), and more recently as a senior ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Internationally recognized health scientist Dr. Harvey Clewell renews association with ENVIRON 2Internationally recognized health scientist Dr. Harvey Clewell renews association with ENVIRON 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 2Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 4
Cached News: