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October 1999 Issue

Opt for Whole Grains To Benefit Your Heart

As few as three servings a day of whole grains may reduce your risk of heart disease, says a new Harvard study.For 10 years, researchers followed the eating habits of 75,000 middle-aged women with no previous heart disease. Those who ate the most whole grains (almost three servings a day)—including whole-grain breads and cereals, popcorn, oatmeal, wheat germ, brown rice, kasha and bulgur—were one-third less likely to suffer a heart attack than those

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