Bran is the nutrient in whole grains that is NOT in vegetables A diet rich in whole grains lowers a man's risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/80/6/1492 Men who ate the most whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice and some breakfast cereals had an 18 percent lower risk of heart disease than men with the lowest consumption. Those who added the most bran to their diet were 30 percent less likely to develop heart disease than their peers who ate no added bran. The full text of this study which is available online for free shows that whole grains are good for you. Bran is the name for one type of undigestible non-soluble fiber. -- John Gohde, Achieving good Nutrition is an Art, NOT a Science! The nutrition of eating a healthy diet is a biological factor of the mind-body connection. Weighing in at 17 web pages, The Nutrition of a Healthy Diet ( http://naturalhealthperspective.com/food/ ) is now with more documentation and sharper terminology than ever before.