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Association between whole grain intake and stroke risk: evidence from a meta-analysis.

Stroke is less likely to occur in individuals adhering to a diet high in whole grains.

This study investigated the correlation between dietary ingestion of diets rich in whole grains and the incidence of stroke by meta-analysis. Six prospective cohort studies that examined 249,122 subjects and 1635 cases of stroke were included in this meta-analysis. Researchers observed that regular consumers of high whole grain diets had lower risk of suffering from stroke than rare- or non-consumers of whole grains. The results of this study indicate that increased intake of whole grains may play a vital role in protecting individuals from stroke.

Research Summary Information

  • 2006
  • Fang L, Li W, Zhang W, Wang Y, Fu S.
  • Department of Neurology, Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Haerbin, Medical University Haerbin 150001, China. Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University Suzhou 215006, China.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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