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Excessive consumption of refined grains is associated with a risk of premature coronary heart disease (PCAD), according to a new study. Conversely, eating whole grains reduces the risk of polycystic coronary artery disease.
A new study by researchers from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) analyzed the association between consumption of refined and whole grains and the risk of PCAD.
The study analyzed 2099 people with PCAD. These people underwent coronary angiography. Participants were asked to complete a meal frequency questionnaire so that the researchers could assess their eating behavior and the association between whole grain and refined consumption, and the risk of developing PCAD in those who had not previously been diagnosed with heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease is often asymptomatic in its early stages, but can lead to angina pectoris, heart attack with stenosis, and aortic rupture. Smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes are risk factors for PCAD. An article published in the New York Post says that eating white rice is just as unhealthy as eating sweets. This is because refined grains lose important nutrients during processing.
According to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2019, a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and fish, as these foods reduce risk factors for heart disease.
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