Analysis Of The Article ' Metabolic Effects Of Whole Wheat And Whole Grain Rye '

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The article “Metabolic effects of whole grain wheat and whole grain rye in the C57BL/6J mouse” is an article that consists of a study that compared long term effects from diets that consisted of whole grain wheat and whole grain rye. The article is a peer reviewed article published by Eleviser Science in the Nutrition journal in February of 2010. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that a whole grain wheat diet causes reduced insulin responses and increased body fat compared to whole grain rye diet. The results of the study became prevalent as certain research showed that whole grain cereals consumed in a low fat diet reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetes and regulate weight control. The sample size of the study is the C57BL/6J mice; the animal model is the approach in this study rather that human trials for the reason that is more beneficial to the researchers to be able to test metabolic effects of different grains in a “lifelong perspective”. The population of the study is 14 C57BL/6J mice that share common characteristic’s such that they are all female, have a mean body weight of 18.5.g and range from the ages of 6 to 8 weeks old. The study was conducted by splitting the mice into two random groups randomly after being in a controlled environment; the mice experienced the same temperatures and 12 hour light/dark cycles. The first group contained a sample size of 7 mice that consumed a controlled diet with whole grain wheat diet combined with a low…

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