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Study finds that some carbs could actually protect your heart

You've probably heard that carbs are bad for your health, but a new study suggests that some forms of carbohydrates might actually be good for you.

A new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that whole grain carbs could protect your heart. Researchers looked at data from 118,000 men and women and found that higher whole grain intake was linked to lower cardiovascular mortality, as well as lower total mortality.

The study authors estimated that 28-gram daily servings of whole grains could reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 9 percent. The researchers also found that eating the recommended whole grain servings each day could reduce your total risk of death by as much as 5 percent.