Whole grains may curb belly fat

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Whole grains may curb belly fat, inflammation Wed Feb 20, 11:29 AM ET Cutting calories helps people lose weight, but doing so by filling up on whole grains may be particularly heart-healthy, new research suggests. In a study of obese adults at risk of heart disease, researchers found that those who trimmed calories and increased their whole-grain intake shed more belly fat and lowered their blood levels of C- reactive protein or CRP. CRP is a marker of chronic, low-level inflammation in the blood vessels, and both abdominal fat and CRP, in excess, are linked to heart attack and stroke. In contrast, dieters in the study who mainly ate refined grains, like white bread, were able to lose weight, but they trimmed less fat from the middle and showed no change in CRP. The findings offer yet more incentive for Americans to opt for whole grains over highly processed versions, according to the researchers. "This is the first clinical study to prove that a diet rich in whole grains can lead to weight
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CELL 101 taught by Professor Burdsal during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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