Article: Whole grains cut inflammatory disease risk

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doors12
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   Posted 8/26/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
The following is taken from a small article in the back of the September 2007 Consumer Reports magazine.
 
re-typed by myself
 
Whole grains cut inflammatory disease risk
 
People who eat lots of whole grains are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions, researchers reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June.  Investigators followed more than 27,300 postmenopausal women for 17 years.  Those who ate at least four to seven servings of whole grains a week were about 35 percent less likely to die of an inflammatory disorder than those who rarely or never ate them.  Researchers say that the phytochemicals in whole grain may limit cell damage caused by inflammation.  Other research has linked whole grains to reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
 
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Here are my questions:
 
1.  Why don't they take a look at the possibility that the women who did not eat whole grains had some type of intolerance to the whole grains or adverse reaction that may or may not have been directly related to the very inflammatory condition that lead to their death? By the way, you probably don't even have to be conscious of such an intolerance or adverse reaction to steer clear of eating something.
 
2.  What are the odds that General Mills or some group/coalition of farmers is behind the study, thus pretty much explaining why my question above was not addressed?
 
3.  Why don't scientists take a closer look at grains and their relation to these types of inflammation?  Can you say genetically modified wheat?  Obviously Celiac disease relates to wheat intolerance, and I know it is a different animal than UC, but still...
 
Anyone who has time please feel free to try and find who sponsored this study.  It is beyond me how to access this information, but wouldn't that be good to know.


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 ~I had Mono in 2000
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doors12
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   Posted 8/26/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Ok, I did a search on PubMed and found the abstract:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17556700&ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

I noted the part where it said the women were excluded for conditions such as "colitis" so we are talking about inflammatory conditions on a more general level.

Then I found this abstract from 2006 saying pretty much the same thing about coffee:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16685044&ordinalpos=6&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

So it seems to me they are pulling various correlations from a longitudinal study on these same 41,836 women.  Well maybe they can step back and pull together what type of picture is being painted by all these correlations and stop reporting them like there is a causal relationship.

by the way, 100% of quadrapalegics don't run in marathons.  I mean no offense with this, just making a point. 


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Affecting Transverse Colon
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo, Biotin
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
 
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses. 

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