Why You Should Adopt A Whole-Grain Diet

You are most properly aware of the buzz on the internet, YouTube and almost all social media platforms about whole-grain diet. Actually, it is not just a diet fade as there are several academic studies that associate whole grain diet to lowering the risk of type2 diabetes. A recent study[1] by doctor Malin and other researchers from the University of Michigan explored the mechanism of how the whole grain diet reduces insulin resistance and improves glucose use in individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.

The study included 14 moderately obese adults, age between 36 and 40, with BMI between 32 and 36. The diet advised met the guidelines of the ADA and contained whole grain intake of 50 grams for every 1000 kcal. The strict diet was followed by participants for 8 weeks. The second round of tests was performed while changing the participant diet to an equivalent refined grain diet for the same period. The results of insulin resistance and glucose metabolism showed noticeable improvements in the whole grain diet compared to a refined grain diet.

[1] Malin, S. K., Kullman, E. L., Scelsi, A. R., Haus, J. M., Filion, J., Pagadala, M. R., … Kirwan, J. P. (2018). A whole-grain diet reduces peripheral insulin resistance and improves glucose kinetics in obese adults: A randomized-controlled trial. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental82, 111-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.12.011


Originally posted 2018-05-01 15:38:18.

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