You are what you wheat: effects of a whole-wheat diet compared with a refined-wheat diet on hepatic steatosis
Vignan Manne and Kris V Kowdley
Liver Care Network, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
An estimated 24% of the population worldwide have some form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), ranging from steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis (1).NAFLD/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis has become a leading cause of chronic liver disease and is one of the most common indications for liver transplant (1). The rise of NAFLD has mirrored the rise of metabolic diseases related to obesity worldwide with shifting dietary habits being one of the drivers (1). Indeed, animal models for NAFLD use a combination of foods such as the Western diet (WD) to mimic human dietary habits that result in varying degrees of steatosis and steatohepatitis (2). Link
HAVARD long-term Study confirms a link between eating more whole grains and a lower mortality
Boston, MA — Eating more whole grains is associated with up to 15% lower mortality—particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related mortality, according to a large new long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. read more
Study confirms positive effect of whole grain
The British Medical Journal reported that scientists in a meta analysis of 45 studies on the health benefits of whole grain consumption found further evidence for a relationship between whole grain intake and health. For example, the daily consumption of three servings of whole grain reduced the risk of many “modern” diseases. It was also reported that it is difficult to find and buy whole grain products - demonstrating again that bakeries need the WHOLE GRAIN INDEX! Link
Healthgrain forum on the internet
The website of the European HEALTHGRAIN Forum gives a list of upcoming events, news and information of the work of the Group and insights about whole grain. Link
Information leaflet of the German Nutrition Society DGE on a wholesome diet (PDF file in the German language only).
How much whole grain is in that product?
GoodMills creates an index to tell consumers. Read more? Please follow this link to FOOD DIVE