Wholegrains May Improve Survival in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Higher consumption of whole grains, fish, fiber, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduces deaths from all causes in people with type 2 diabetes, show new data. Results from the systematic review and meta-analysis were presented here at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting by lead author Janett Barbaresko. Adding just one serving (around 20 g/day) of whole grains from foods such as brown bread, brown rice, or breakfast cereals was associated with about a 16% reduction in all-cause mortality, and each portion of fish consumed per week was associated with a 5% lower risk of all-cause mortality. As well, eating 5 g/day of fiber was associated with a 14% reduction in all-cause mortality, and 0.1 g/day of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with a 13% reduction.
@vidushi The new work summarizes the available evidence, providing important dietary advice for patients with diabetes, for example, recommending whole grains