An oatmeal study suggesting that the whole grains in this hearty breakfast meal will make one live a longer life has people running to the store this week. The new study, backed by 14 years of research with over 100,000 participants, points to the idea that the risk of premature death and dying by heart disease are dramatically reduced as a result of eating oatmeal. News Max reports this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, that the food is not only healthy in terms of having a longer life, but also keeps one feeling fuller for a significant amount of time — leading consumers to potentially eat less and lose weight.
For fans of frequent whole grains, an oatmeal study is nothing but deliciously good news. The research project, conducted and backed by Harvard University, has just released results from a massive study that highlights oatmeal as a very healthy — and powerful — food. Results hint that people who eat whole grains frequently may live significantly longer lives than their friends and family who choose not to partake in this frequent breakfast meal.
According to KHOU News, for a 14-year period, over 100,000 individuals were tracked in the massive research endeavor. Scientists concluded that people who ate just one bowl of oatmeal per day — or an approximate amount of whole grains in their daily schedule— lived healthier and longer. They cut potential risks of premature death by a significant nine percent, while slashing their chance of dying due to heart disease by an even greater 15 percent.
These research findings on the oatmeal study are being published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, and were implemented by the TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. The information was formally released in the journal this Monday morning. In light of the news, backed by 14 years of research, quite a few people here in the U.S. and beyond may consider incorporating more whole grains into their diet.
“This study further endorses the current dietary guidelines that promote whole grains as one of the major healthful foods for prevention of major chronic diseases,” stated the study’s senior author, Qi Sun, in a release to the press.
In just hours of the oatmeal study findings being shared with the public, Twitter soon picked up the health call and began promoting the news online. After all, who wouldn’t want the chance of living a longer life? Whole grains, including those in oatmeal, are known to lower overall insulin and blood sugar levels, which may decrease the odds of getting diabetes or cardiovascular diseases later on in life. They also have a bevy of healthy minerals, vitamins, and cancer-preventing antioxidants, as well as being strong sources of fiber. Take a bite out of some oatmeal or a heart-healthy snack today.