Research Roundup

December 2000 Issue

Research Roundup

A few servings a day of whole grains may significantly cut a woman’s stroke risk, say Harvard researchers who followed more than 75,000 middle-aged nurses for 12 years. Women who ate nearly three servings a day of whole grains (whole grain bread and cereals, oatmeal, brown rice, bran, wheat germ and popcorn) had 30% to 40% less risk of a bleeding stroke than women who ate less than ˝ serving a day. For women who never smoked, the

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