What: Eating oatmeal, a whole-grain food, on a regular basis also can reduce your risk for Type 2 (adult on-set) Diabetes according to a study just published in the American Journal of Public Health. The Harvard study, which followed the diets of over 75,000 American women for more than 10 years, discovered that women who consumed higher levels of whole-grain foods had lower rates of Type 2 Diabetes. Consumers who regularly eat oatmeal, which is 100 percent whole-grain, as part of a balanced diet can help to reduce their risk of developing adult on-set diabetes. Study results indicate the following:Eating one serving (1 cup cooked) of oatmeal 2-4 times a week has been linked to a 16% reduction in risk for Type 2 Diabetes.Eating one serving of oatmeal 5-6 times a week has been linked to a 39% reduction in risk for Type 2 Diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes affects 16 million Americans and 625,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association.