Another study showed that people who follow a weight loss program incorporating whole-grain breads, cereals and other foods lost more fat from the abdominal area than those who ate only refined grains such as white bread and rice.
In addition, those on the whole-grain diet experienced a 38 percent drop in C-reactive protein, an indicator of inflammation in the body.
Researchers suggest incorporating whole grains into weight loss plans which will help to burn fat as well as reduce the risk of heart disease.
The study found that visceral fat reacts quickly to diet changes.
In particular, upping the ante when it comes to vegetables, fruits and whole grains and decreasing causal foods including highly processed products filled with sugar, refined ingredients, and hydrogenated oils.