In a new study it is found whole grains have more health benefits than the grains on gut microbiota.

The study was conducted by researchers of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts on 81 participants and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

All the subjects were studied for eight weeks under control trial and were asked to consume a Western-style diet rich in refined grains and designed to maintain weight for first two weeks.

From the second week about half of the participants were asked to stay on the diet like total energy, total fat, and number of fruit, vegetable, and protein servings while the remaining were switched to one rich in whole grains.

The researchers found those who were on whole grain diet had an increase in Lachnospira and decrease in the pro-inflammatory bacteria, Enterbacteriaceae.

Lachnospira is the bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids.

Modest improvements in levels of memory T cells and TNF-alpha production were also found in the first group who ate whole grain diet.

T cells and TNF-alpha are known for measuring of healthy immune response.

The participants were both men and women and aged between 40 and 65 years of age.

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In a new study it is found whole grains have more health benefits than the grains on gut microbiota. The study was conducted by researchers of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts on 81 participants and was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. All the subjects were...