Whole Grains Shown to Improve Gut Microbiota and Immune Response in New Study

Whole Grains Shown to Improve Gut Microbiota and Immune Response in New Study
Consuming a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains has been shown to bring modest improvements to the gut microbiota and to reduce inflammation — and could potentially be a management or preventative tool for certain diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston showed that adults who consumed whole grains also reduced their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, as well as improving some immune responses. The study, titled “Substituting whole grains for refined grains in a 6-wk randomized trial
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