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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lower Cholesterol Level with Whole-Grain Oat

If you are at risk of having a heart disease, you can reduce your chances of having one by having a diet that is rich in whole-grain oats, as whole-grain oats can help you lower your high cholesterol level.

It is has been so many times that oats touted as a heart healthy diet. However , the study to back up the claims that oats can reduce heart disease by lowering the cholesterol level only being conducted in the last two years.

The result of the study reflecting direct effects that by eating oatmeal can reduce the risk of having a heart attack or any kind of death related heart disease. More to that, the researchers also found that oatmeal food have an effects to lowering the high cholesterol level.

So if your diet is rich in whole-grain oat products and oatmeal, you will experience a lower in both of your total cholesterol level and your LDL Cholesterol level (read: Bad cholesterol).

The high total cholesterol level and the high LDL Cholesterol level are the main risk factors for one to have a heart disease.

Even thought, the researchers are showing a positive result, still the researchers say that the result should be taken with warnings. And the reasons are because most of the research were being funded by the companies which sell whole-grain product, and also the researches were conducted in a small scale and only been conducted in a short period of time (approximately less than eight weeks).

The study was being published by Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews. In the study, the researchers reviewed ten researches about the effects to adults when they eat whole-grain foods. Eight of the researches are dealing with around 914 adults who are at risk of having a heart attack and whole-grain oats.

When the researchers summaries the result of the research, they found that the level of total cholesterol level and the LDL Cholesterol level in the people who eat whole-grain oats are lower compared to the people who ate refined grain foods. In average, the reduction for total cholesterol level was approximately 7.7mg/dL while the average of reduction fot LDL Cholesterol level was approximately 7 mg/dL.

Because of these result the researchers confident to say that there's a strong connection on eat whole-grain oats with lower cholesterol level, and can suggest the health care professionals to recommended whole-grain oats to be included in lower cholesterol level program.

However, the researchers also say that more adequately powered and a well design researches are still needed to be done as it is needed to evaluate the effects of consumption of whole-grain oats for long term period.

But in its website, the American Heart Association said that the fiber found in unrefined whole-grain foods can help lower your cholesterol level which is important in preventing heart disease and strokes, therefore, the American Heart Association had already recommend that whole-grain oats to be a heart healthy diet.

2 comments:

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JaaJoe said...

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