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Increased White Bread Intake Raises Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Deaths

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Adults consuming three slices of white bread a day tend to have a significantly increased risk for death from cardiovascular causes, suggests a study that evaluated over 137,000 individuals across 21 countries.

The study demonstrated that over a median follow-up of 9.5 years, there was an association between high level of refined grains intake and a significantly increased risk for mortality from any cause or for a major cardiovascular disease (CVD) event.

A report from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study revealed that individuals consuming at least 350 g, or 7 servings, of refined grain per day reported a 29% increased risk of either death or a major CVD event, such as MI, stroke, or heart failure, in comparison with those consuming less than one serving per day of refined grains, after adjusting for several potential confounders. The findings are published in the BMJ… (Medscape)

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