Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Health: wheat v rye v barley.

Studies have shown that whole grains reduce the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Prof. Inger Björck identified the mechanism as gut micro-organisms fermenting the grain, causing release of gut hormone GLP-1. This hormone is being investigated for use as an antidiabetic, anti-obesity drug.

Overall, whole grain barley products beat whole grain wheat, while with rye some types beat wheat, but it depended on the variety.

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May 5, 2010 - Posted by | CVD - cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Diet, GLP-1, Health, Inger Björck, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Science, Success, Weight management, Whole grain

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