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Whole Grain Intake And Ischemic Heart Disease

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Whole Grain Intake May Reduce Risk Of Ischemic Heart Disease Death In Postmenopausal Women: The Iowa Women's Health Study

Corresponding Author: D. R. Jacobs (

A 10-year analysis of ischemic heart disease deaths among 34,492 postmenopausal women showed lowest risk among those who consumed the most whole-grain in their diets. The positive effect was considered due to increased intake of phenols, vitamins and phytoestrogens. (Accompanying editorial by W. Willett.)


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