Refined Grain Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A commentary just published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings presents data suggests that, with few exceptions, the consumption of refined grains is not associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Written by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., the commentary includes data from all published observational cohort studies that looked at the associations between refined grain intake […]

Whole Grain Intake and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and there is evidence that dietary factors contribute significantly to cancer risk. Whole grain foods are associated with a lower risk of several chronic diseases, including cancer, and are recommended as part of a healthy diet.

Perspective: Refined Grains and Health: Genuine Risk or Guilt by Association?

Extensive analyses of the existing body of published studies show that refined grain consumption is not associated with any of the chronic diseases to which it usually is attributed. As a result, this study illustrates that current dietary recommendations to reduce refined grain consumption conflict with the substantial body of published scientific evidence.