Taking oatmeal is quick and convenient and is ideal for breakfast. Over 40 studies show that eating rolled oats, also known as oatmeal, may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and colorectal cancer. All it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or "bad" cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs. In January 1997, the USA Food and Drug Administration announced that oatmeal could carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. The result is that you'll feel full longer, i.e. oatmeal can help you control your weight. New research suggests that eating oatmeal may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. In fact, the American Diabetes Association already recommends that people with diabetes eat grains like oats. The soluble fiber in these foods help to control blood glucose levels.According to recent studies, a diet that includes oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure and taking oatmeal is as good as taking anti-hypertensive mediation?. The reduction is linked to the increase in soluble fiber provided by oatmeal. Oats contain more soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn. Studies found that for every additional 10g of fiber in someone's diet there is a 10-Percent reduction in their risk of developing colorectal cancer. In addition, oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.