Monday, July 15, 2013

More about benefits of Walnuts in Diabetes

Nuts are recognized as having the potential to improve the blood lipid profile and, in cohort studies, nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Randomized controlled trials of patients with type 2 diabetes have confirmed the beneficial effects of walnut kernels on blood lipids also seen in nondiabetic subjects, but the trials have not reported improvement in A1c or other glycated proteins. A study that has addressed this issue directly is the evaluation of this type of nuts consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes is the Nurses Health Study. According to it, consumption was inversely associated with risk of type 2 diabetes after adjustment for age, BMI, physical activity and alcohol and total energy intake, and mostly - diabetes.

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