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ALM0NDS CAN PREVENT DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

Posted by Elizebath Bijoy Monday, June 13, 2011

London : Eating almonds can prevent diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers have found that eating nuts regularly may help treat type 2 diabetes, accounting for 90-95 percent of all cases.

It could also tackle cardiovascular disease, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reports.

Diabetics have a shortage of insulin or a decreased ability to use the hormone that allows glucose to enter cells and convert to energy, according to the Daily Mail.

When diabetes is not controlled, glucose and fats remain in the blood and over time damage vital organs.

The study, conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, looked at the effects of consuming an almond-enriched diet on 65 adults with pre-diabetes.

The group on the almond-enriched diet showed greater improvements in insulin sensitivity and significant reductions in LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) compared with the nut-free group.

Lead researcher Michelle Wien said: 'It is promising for those with risk factors for chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, that dietary changes may help to improve factors that play a potential role in the disease development.'

Reference: Press release article

3 comments

  1. Kel Says:
  2. I've been eating raw almonds for years - glad to know that I'm doing my heart some good!

     
  3. Blaq Mind Says:
  4. I love myself some almonds, now I have an ever bigger reason to consume them daily. yehow

     
  5. kousalya Says:
  6. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
    Pre Diabetes Diet

     

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