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Carbohydrates? But, I'm diabetic!

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There are two types of carbohydrates: whole-grain and refined. There have been many studies that have linked whole-grain foods with a reduced risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A recently published Harvard University study made over a 26-year period found that those participants who ate the most bran (a component of whole grains) had a 35% lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than those who ate little or no bran, and a 28% lower overall mortality rate. Many people with diabetes still believe they should cut down on all carbohydrates. But while they should cut down on refined carbs such as white bread and sugars, there are many healthy reasons for them to eat more whole grains. Whole grains and exercise at the Y make a very healthy combination.