Study: Nuts Reduce Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

A recent study published in Circulation Research shows that a near-daily serving of nuts may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes.

The study, outlined in an article appearing in Harvard Health Publishing, says that when researchers asked 16,000 people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about their nut eating habits over several years, they found people who ate five servings of nuts per week had a 17 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who ate less than a serving of nuts per week.

The researchers say that nuts are chock full of unsaturated fat, fiber, and minerals which help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. The most beneficial were tree nuts that include walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Peanuts are technically legumes and didn’t seem to provide as many health benefits.

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SOURCE: Lynn Allison, Newsmax