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Thread: Looks like Bran is good for Type II Diabetes

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    Looks like Bran is good for Type II Diabetes

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    "A number of studies have linked higher consumption of whole grains to lower risks of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100518/hl_nm/us_more_women

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    Yeah, this Type 2 will disagree. Less grains the better. None is great.
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    This is the closest I could find to the research

    I'd like to see the rest of the study if someone finds it. I've seen these types of conclusions over and over again though. I wonder how many of those 852 dead diabetic nurses were grain free? Or exactly how they adjusted for dietary and other lifestyle risk? They did establish that a lot of nurses eating grains have diabetes, that's for sure. And it appears whole grains are better than refined grains. There's a shock.

    Why is the American Heart Association in bed with Big Grain?

    I'm still new to looking at this stuff, so correct me if I'm overreacting.

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    If you replace refined grains with whole grans and add assloads of fiber in, carbs are less destructive to type two diabetics, obviously there would be some improvement. I would like to see meat, fats, and vegetables pit against whole grains

    actually I have. It works!
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    Epidemiology seems like such an inexact science it hardly deserves the label 'science' imho. Just too many uncontrolled variables.

    In studies like this, I always wonder what the 'healthier' choices are displacing. If you're eating more grains - maybe a salad roll or banana bread or something - you're eating less oil-and-sugar-laden snack foods. People who are trying to make the right choices and eating wholegrains might also tend to choose more whole foods over processed.

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    Ah and that too. Whole grains vs refined grains is a correlative marker for general nutrition sufficiency and avoidance of the most terrible junk vs. pizza, nachos and soda.
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    correlative marker. You know all the big words, Stabby. /doffs hat.

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