Eating More Refined Grains Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

A new study, conducted by researchers from Simon Fraser University, Canada, finds that consuming a lot of refined grains, such as croissants and white bread, is connected to a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke, and early death.Eating More Refined Grains Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

The scientists analyzed data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study including information on diets from diverse populations in the low-, middle- and high-income countries.

The analysis of 137,130 participants in 21 countries, including Canada, that were followed for 16 years, showed that the intake of refined grains and added sugars have greatly increased over the years that eating more than seven servings of refined grains per day was associated with a 27% greater risk for early death, 33% greater risk for heart disease and 47% greater risk for stroke.

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