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.


"The overall protective effect of whole grains (on risk for Type 2 Diabetes) was observed for individual whole-grain foods, including dark bread, whole grain breakfast cereal, popcorn, oatmeal, brown rice, wheat germ, bran and other grains." (1)

Contact: For more information about this study, please call Pamela Rocco of Ketchum at 312/228-6841. Visit www.quakeroatmeal.com
for general information on oatmeal and www.howoatswork.com
for more information on the health benefits of oats.

(1) (Liu et al., A prospective study of whole-grain intake and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in US women, Am J Public Health, 90:9, 1409-1415, 2000)

Editor's Note:

The information provided is consistent with earlier reports on whole-grains. It is a follow-up to the recent release of a Harvard study on whole-grains intake and the corresponding decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes in US Women.

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