Research: walnuts reduce the risk for Diabetes
Who consumed walnuts with a lower risk for type 2 Diabetes
In a study by American researchers has shown that people who consume walnuts, in comparison with people who eat no nuts, a significantly lower risk for type 2 Diabetes.
Rich in healthy vitamins and minerals
According to experts, nuts are a healthy enrichment of the diet and can protect against serious diseases. Especially the “Queen of nuts”, the walnut, brings so many health benefits. It contains abundant Vitamin E and Vitamin B6, minerals (especially Magnesium), fiber, and valuable phytonutrients. In addition, walnuts from all the walnut-containing species is by far the most necessary Omega-3 fatty acids. And, according to a study, walnuts reduce, apparently, the risk for type 2 Diabetes.
Health benefits studies have confirmed
Walnuts are with a fat content of 63% and a calorie content of 670 kcal per 100 grams, energy-rich, but also very healthy.
Thus, the regular consumption of this nut type lowers according to health experts, the “bad” LDL cholesterol and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
That walnuts protect the health, was also demonstrated in numerous scientific studies.
So for instance, scientists at the Louisiana State University (USA) found that walnuts promote intestinal health and colon cancer prevention.
You can also help due to the anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids against rheumatic diseases.
And years ago, the “Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the FASEB Journal,” published a study in the Journal of placing the walnuts in spite of a high proportion of fat and a protection against type 2 Diabetes.
Researchers from California came in a more recent study to a similar result.
Reduced risk for type 2 Diabetes
In the context of the study, the researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine analyzed at the University of California, Los Angeles, data from 34.121 adults aged 18 to 85 years.
These people had been asked in the framework of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to your eating habits, as well as whether you have Diabetes has been diagnosed or if you are taking medication for Diabetes revenue.
The evaluation showed that people who consumed walnuts, and showed, in contrast to people who ate no walnuts, a significantly lower risk of diabetes.
According to the figures available, the average uptake was under the walnut-consumers, about 1.5 tablespoons per day. The doubling of walnut consumption (three tablespoons) was associated with a 47% lower prevalence of type 2 Diabetes.
This amount of walnuts is, according to the scientists close to the recommended serving size of four tablespoons.
The researchers ‘ findings were published in the journal “Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews” (Diabetes Metab Res Rev).
No causality is proven
“These results provide further evidence for a food-based guidance to reduce the risk for Diabetes,” said study author Dr. Lenore Arab, according to a communication from the “California Walnut Commission”, which funded the study.
“The strong connection that we see in this study, between walnut consumers and a lower prevalence of type 2 Diabetes, is an additional justification for the inclusion of walnuts in the diet,” says the scientist.
“Other studies have shown that walnuts can also be relevant for cognitive function and heart health benefit.”
In the communication, but it is also noted that the participants in the recent study were not interviewed in the course of one to two days after your eating habits, what may be good for the usual consumption pattern is representative.
In addition, the study failed to demonstrate any causality. (ad)