Washington, March 18 ANI | 8 months ago

Scientists have found that oats may help in warding off cancer, as there is growing evidence that it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and anti-cancer properties.

Scientists revealed that the type of phenolic compound avenanthramide found in oats can help in protecting the heart.

Dr. Shengmin Sang of the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University said that though the data to support the importance of oat beta-glucan remains, these studies reveal that the health benefit of eating oats may go beyond fiber.

Sang added that they have discovered bioactive compounds in oats, which may provide additional cardio-protective benefits.

(Posted on 18-03-2014)

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