Research News

May 1997 Issue

Choose Whole Grains To Cut Diabetes Risk?

Starchy foods may finally live up to their bad reputation, but for a new reason. Eating a lot of white bread, white rice and potatoes, as part of a diet low in cereal fiber, may set the stage for diabetes, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The surprising findings come from the ongoing Nurses' Health Study, which is following female nurses between the ages of 40 and 65.

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