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Three Studies Provide Evidence That Tree Nuts Are A Very Healthy Addition To The Diet

April 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Researchers recently presented three studies associating tree nuts with a better nutrient profile, better diet quality, lower body weight, lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, and a decrease in cardiovascular risk factors. Nuts included in the studies were almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. One study involving 803 adults found that eating one ounce (one serving) of tree nuts weekly was associated with a seven percent lower risk of metabolic syndrome. Another study showed that nut consumption was associated with a decrease in total cholesterol, LDL or "bad" cholesterol, blood pressure, and coronary heart disease risk.
"New Findings on Tree Nuts and Health Presented", Nutrition Horizon, April 23, 2013, © CNS Media BV
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