Healthy insight: whole grains – healthy pancreas

The pancreas gland makes digestive enzymes and hormones that control blood sugar levels. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 55,995 men and women, aged 50 to 64, and followed up for 17.5 years.

Overall, when whole grains in
the diet reached 50 grams per day, chances of developing pancreatic cancer decreased by 7 percent compared to those who got no more than 16 grams of whole grains per day.

Discussing the findings, doctors said that the whole-grain pancreatic benefit appeared when dietary levels reached 50 grams per day, and were not linked to any single product or cereal.

Reference: The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 151, No. 3, March 2021, 666–74

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