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Nuts - Nutrition Information
Nutrient values are for raw nuts.
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Several well-known studies have shown that eating nuts can have a positive effect on cariovascular function and lower risk for related diseases.
There are some nuts that contain plant sterols which can lower cholesterol levels.
Studies have been remarkably consistent in showing an association between nut consumption and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Some evidence has emerged recently to suggest health-protective benefits of nuts other than CHD. Frequent nut intake probably reduces risk of diabetes mellitus among women, but its effects on men are unknown. Evidence on the anticarcinogenic effects of nuts is somewhat limited because studies in the past 2 decades have examined only 3 tumor sites, and the benefits appear to be manifested only in women. However, the protective benefits of frequent nut consumption on gallstone diseases are observed in both sexes. Long-term nut consumption is linked with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity and weight gain. A dietary pattern or score that includes nuts is consistently related with beneficial health outcomes, and this provides an indirect evidence of the salutary benefits of nut consumption.
- Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1643S-1648S. Epub 2009 Mar 25. Nuts and health outcomes: new epidemiologic evidence.Sabat� J, Ang Y.
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