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2010-06-15 13:42:05

On Monday, a U.S.-based study linked eating white rice to higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and backed long-held claims that brown rice is healthier than white. Harvard School of Public Health scientists found that people who ate at least five servings of white rice per week had a 17 percent greater risk of developing diabetes than those who consumed less than one serving each month. The study found that consuming two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with an...

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2010-05-11 09:25:00

Women with type 2 diabetes who ate the most bran in a study had a 35 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 28 percent reduction in death from all causes than women who ate the least amount, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Bran is a component of whole grain rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. "To my knowledge, this is the first study of whole grain and its components and risk of death in diabetic patients," said Lu...

2010-05-05 15:40:00

Wheat products, and in particular, wholegrain products, are important sources of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and other components which are beneficial for human health. Analysis of a diverse range of wheat varieties within the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union has shown substantial variation (up to four-fold) in the content and composition of these components. Furthermore, a significant proportion of this variation, particularly for dietary fibre content, is highly heritable and...

2010-05-05 15:42:44

The bioactive compounds of cereals are concentrated in the peripheral layers of the grains (bran) but most of them have a low bio-accessibility. In the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union, new tools for process monitoring were developed that support commercial implementation of innovative milling techniques including partial grain debranning, fine grinding and classification of grain fractions, resulting in flours and ingredients with enhanced nutritional properties. The wheat grain is...

2010-05-05 15:37:02

Evidence from observational studies indicates that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome e.g. type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. The mechanisms involved are only partially elucidated. Work within HEALTHGRAIN has revealed novel insights regarding some potential mechanisms. Barley products rich in indigestible carbohydrates (dietary fibre and resistant starch), facilitated glycaemic regulation through a mechanism...

2010-05-05 15:35:37

A combination of enzymes and fermentation modifies bran structure and changes the bioavailability of the bioactive compound, according to new studies forming part of the European Union's large-scale HEALTHGRAIN project. Bioprocessing of bran has potential for making it a better ingredient for use in manufacturing nutritionally boosted cereal foods with high sensory quality. The health benefits of whole grain and grain dietary fibre are well documented, and dietary reecommendations worldwide...

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2010-04-13 07:20:00

According to a study released on Monday, women who consume excess high-carbohydrate foods increase their chance of heart disease. The study showed an increased incidence of coronary disease in women whose diets are rich in foods containing high glycemic content, such as white bread, sweets and some breakfast cereals. Men were not as likely to be affected by those foods as women. The study noted that all high-carb diets increase levels of blood glucose and harmful fats known as...

2010-04-06 06:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Homer L. Hartage, President of Nuchia Foods Corporation, will speak at Drexel University's Goodwin College on April 7th, 2010. Hartage will address students studying hospitality and food science. Faculty and community leaders interested in the development of gluten-free alternative flour will also attend the lecture. Hartage was invited to speak after Dr. Handel, PhD, discovered the company products. Hartage said, "This is an opportunity to get the...

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2010-02-01 09:25:00

Researchers explore influences, modifiable factors and interventions Three daily servings of whole grains are recommended for prevention of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and excess weight gain. Yet few adolescents or young adults follow these guidelines, according to national survey data. In a study published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers from the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota report that young people...

2010-01-21 13:46:56

Pioneering research combining plant breeding and high-intensity x-rays is being used by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to explore the possibility of developing wheat which could be used to make potentially life-saving mineral enriched flour. The research is highlighted in the latest issue of Business, the quarterly highlights magazine of BBSRC. Scientists from Rothamsted Research, an institute of BBSRC, are using high powered x-rays...


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