Research & Practice

Association of Whole Grain Intake with Diabetes and Subclinical CVD in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: A Sensitivity Analysis

A dietary pattern that includes whole grains is widely believed to provide numerous health benefits, such as a reduction in chronic disease risk factors like inflammation, insulin resistance, and subclinical markers of cardiovascular disease. A paper in 2007 by Lutsey et al. looked at the relationship between whole grains and CVD biomarkers. The results of this study found an inverse association between whole grain intake and diabetes risk but were unable to find significant results with CVD biomarkers. In the time since the publication of this paper, MESA corrected an error in how dark bread was counted in total whole grain intake. The purpose of this study was to replicate the analysis in Lutsey et al. using the corrected whole grain intake.

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Project Type(s): Master's Thesis

Author(s): Molly Haas

Program(s): Master of Science, RDN Training

Year: 2017