In the book "The Miracle of the Oat Bran" Pierre Dukan recommends on every stage of his famous diet to consumate oat bran. Why? Because the oat bran are protective against cardio-vascular deseases, large intestines cancer and diabetes. They reduce the cholesterol levels and the apetite. If there is any food-panacea that is the aot bran. In fact Dukan does not call it "food" but a "miracle".