Study: Add whole grains to your diet, live longer

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ST. LOUIS – Want to live longer? Load up on whole grains.

A study by Harvard School of Public Health found that for each ounce of whole grains, your risk of dying from heart disease decreases by nine percent, and your overall risk of death by any disease drops five percent over 25 years.

What’s so special about whole grains? They’re good sources of fiber and other nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, keep blood vessels healthy, improve heart health, and decrease inflammation in the body.

Katie Lambert, a dietician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, discusses the results of the Harvard study on Fox 2 News in the Morning, including six ways to add whole grains into your diet.