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Is that whole grain or not? Don’t be fooled by packaging

by Janet Hackert, regional nutrition and health education specialist

It has been known for a while that whole grains help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Soluble fiber in whole grains also helps decrease blood cholesterol. A recent study, reported in Tufts University’s Health and Nutrition Letter, shows that by "eating an average of one additional serving of whole grain per day participants were 7% less

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