Older women with higher intakes of whole-grain foods and dietary fiber have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota followed nearly 36,000 older women for 6 years and found that total grain, whole-grain, total dietary fiber and dietary magnesium offered strong protection from developing diabetes. The risk for diabetes was 21% lower in women with the highest intake of whole-grains intake compared to those with the lowest intake. Women with the highest intake of total dietary fiber had a 33 % lower risk and those with the highest intakes of dietary magnesium had a 33% reduced risk of diabetes.
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