Promoting Canadian Oats

The 33rd annual Plant Sciences Graduate Student Symposium brings together graduate students from three universities studying various topics in Plant Sciences. This year's symposium will feature students from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta and North Dakota State University.

Oat-based risotto in a bowl with broccoli, cheese and sausage toppings

It’s never been easier to eat well and maintain a healthy lifestyle thanks to Canadian oats. With several delicious varieties readily available, there’s something for everyone when it comes to oats and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes is a growing health concern in North America. It can affect many areas of your health and lifestyle, but adding oats into your daily routine can help manage your diabetes.

By Michelle Yeomans, 21-Oct-2016

Oat beta-glucan has a lowering effect not only on LDL-cholesterol, but on other ‘bad cholesterol’ too, a Canadian review and meta-analysis has concluded.

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Although statins can be used to reduce cholesterol, there are also natural cholesterol reducers which can help achieve lower cholesterol numbers. There are two main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is known as the good cholesterol, and LDL is considered the bad one.