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Eating walnuts may keep heart disease and diabetes at bay!

Eating walnuts may keep diabetes and heart disease at bay, according to a new study.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : June 29, 2015 9:18 AM IST

Walnuts may help cut risk of diabetes and heart diseaseAre you overweight and scared of developing heart disease and diabetes? Walnuts might just be the answer to your worries. According to a study led by Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, eating walnuts may cut risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

The study was conducted by recruiting 46 overweight adults who were not smokers. They were then divided into two groups, and one group had walnuts in their diet, while the other did not. After 8 weeks, the health indicators for developing diabetes and heart disease in the people who had walnuts were significantly improved.

The study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition said: 'FMD improved significantly from baseline when subjects consumed a walnut-enriched diet as compared with the control diet. Beneficial trends in systolic blood pressure reduction were seen, and maintenance of the baseline anthropometric values was also observed. Other measures were unaltered,'

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Lead researcher of the study linking walnuts and prostate cancer, Dr. Paul Davis said walnuts have many ingredients which makes them so nutritious. 'Walnuts are a whole food that provides a rich package of healthful substances, including omega-3 fatty acids, gamma tocopherol (a form of vitamin E), polyphenols, and antioxidants. These likely then work synergistically.' (Read: Eat walnuts to prevent prostate cancer)

Walnuts can also help boost your sex life

According to a study published in Biology of Reproduction, men aged 21-35 who regularly ate walnuts- had sperm with enhanced vitality and movement. (Read more: Walnuts could help boost your sex life)

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