Cereal grains for nutrition and health benefits: Overview of results from in vitro, animal and human studies in the HEALTHGRAIN project

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Epidemiological studies have linked whole grain intake to the prevention of the metabolic syndrome, obesity and associated chronic diseases such as CVD and T2D. The Nutrition module within the HEALTHGRAIN project, included 10 partners and undertook in vitro, animal and humanin vivo studies with the overall aims of elucidating the components and mechanisms underlying the health benefits of cereal grains. This review summarises the major outcomes of these studies, including yet unpublished findings.


  • Inger Björck
  • Elin Östman
  • Mette Kristensen
  • Nuria Mateo Anson
  • Ruth K. Price
  • Guido R. M. M. Haenen
  • Rob Havenaar
  • Knud Erik Bach Knudsen
  • Anders Frid
  • Hannu Mykkanen
  • Rob W. Welch
  • Gabriele Riccardi
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Food Science
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-100
JournalTrends in Food Science & Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400), Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry (011001300)