Grain oats may be panacea for all ills

A new research has listed the promising and established health benefits of whole grain oats revealing that oats may play an important role in improving satiety, diet quality and digestive, cardiovascular and general metabolic health.

ANI| Updated: Oct 30, 2014, 12:24 PM IST

Washington: A new research has listed the promising and established health benefits of whole grain oats revealing that oats may play an important role in improving satiety, diet quality and digestive, cardiovascular and general metabolic health.

The study explored the oat from agriculture and sustainability to nutrition policy and opportunity and new insights in nutritional science that go beyond cardiovascular health.

Jan -Willem van Klinken, MD, of the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence, said that not only does it enhance the understanding of the role of oats in health promotion from satiety to chronic disease, but the authors also identified future areas of research in agriculture and health that will help provide greater health benefits and increase availability worldwide.

According to the study, whole grains are often recommended for their beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

According to the supplement, epidemiological evidence suggested that regular consumption of whole-grain foods was correlated with lower body mass index (BMI).

Study found that subjects who ate 217.5-calorie breakfasts of oatmeal with nonfat milk for their first meal reported less hunger, increased fullness and a reduced desire to eat more, compared to subjects given an equal calorie serving of ready-to-eat, oat-based cereal with nonfat milk.

The study is published in the supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition.