ORLANDO, Fla., March 2 -- Eating whole-grain breakfast cereals seven or more times per week was associated with a lower risk of heart failure, according to an analysis of the observational Physicians’ Health Study. Researchers presented findings of the study today at the American Heart Association’s 47th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. For the present study, breakfast cereals that contain at least 25 percent oat or bran content were classified as whole grain cereals.
The analysis shows that those who ate a whole-grain breakfast cereal seven or more times per week were less likely (by 28 percent) to develop heart failure over the course of the study than those who never ate such cereal. The risk of heart failure decreased by 22 percent in those who ate a whole-grain breakfast cereal from two to six times per week and by 14 percent in those who ate a whole-grain breakfast cereal up to once per week.
The oats and bran might have provided a benefit by displacing less healthy breakfast foods.
Some people take vitamins in search of longer life expectancy. My advice: Make small improvements in regular food choices before going for pills. More vegetables, fruits, and whole grains stand a better chance of extending your life than anything you take in a pill (with the possible exception of vitamin D).
Remember, the goal isn't just to live longer. The goal is to still be alive when full aging reversal becomes possible using rejuvenation therapies such as stem cells, gene therapies, grown replacement organs, artificial organs, and nanobots.
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