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 and risk of T2D. Based on findings from 11 different populations of adults, totaling nearly 400,000 men and women, results revealed no relation between consumption of refined grains and risk of T2D. 

Watch Dr. Gaesser’s commentary insights or read the full release here