Total and LDL cholesterol levels are higher after eating rye bread compared to wheat bread.

A randomized control trial, published in the Nutrition Journal, studied the effects of whole grain rye bread with refined wheat bread. The crossover design of the study implemented two 8 week intervention periods separated by an 8 week washout period during which the participants ate 20% of their daily energy intake as high fiber whole grain rye bread or refined white bread.  The study was done on thirty three post-menopausal women who had an elevated serum total cholesterol. The study results concluded that cholesterol levels were higher after rye bread intake rather than white bread. Whatare your thoughts about the findings? What type of bread products do you consume/recommend for healthierdiet?

For more information see Nutrition Journal.

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