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Whole grains and the heart - Evidence paper

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2 October 2018


Delvina Gorton

Year of Publication



Heart Foundation


This paper is an umbrella review of research on whole grains and heart health. The author provides the following implications for practice: if eating grains, use whole grains or high-fibre whole grain products instead of refined grains; choose intact whole grains such as whole oats, barley, or cracked wheat whenever possible; on average, aim for at least three serves of whole grains per day for heart health benefits.

Type of Study

Systematic review, Meta-analysis

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