Study identifies metabolic factors related to bread's beneficial effects on cardiovascular health

Published on November 29, 2012 at 3:16 AM · No Comments

According to a study, daily bread consumption, especially wholemeal bread, can prevent cardiovascular disease. The study has been led by the professor Rafael Llorach, Ramon y Cajal researcher from the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and from the Food and Nutrition Torribera campus of the University of Barcelona. This new research identified the metabolic factors which are possibly related to bread's beneficial effects on lipid profile, and on the cardiovascular health of its consumers.

The work, which is part of the Functional Foods Consolider-Ingenio Project and is promoted by the initiative Pan Cada Día, use techniques of metabolomics in order to analyse the impact of bread consumption (white and wholemeal) in a population sample made up of 275 advanced years volunteers who are in high cardiovascular and are take part in the study PREDIMED.

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