Go­ing Nuts For a Healthy Weight

Australian Natural Bodz - - Health Sex & Longetivity -

A num­ber of pre­vi­ous stud­ies sug­gest an in­verse as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween the fre­quency of nut con­sump­tion and body mass in­dex (BMI) and risk of obe­sity. Gemma Flo­res­Ma­teo, from the Institut Univer­si­tari d’In­ves­ti­ga­cio en Aten­cio Pri­maria Jordi Gol (Spain), and col­leagues com­pleted a meta­anal­y­si­sis of data re­sult­ing from 31 world­wide stud­ies and found not only that most of the stud­ies don’t show that pa­tients gain a sig­nif­i­cant amount of weight but that nuts as part of a healthy, bal­anced diet – can help to sta­bi­lize in­sulin and sup­press hunger. The study au­thors con­clude that: “diets en­riched with nuts did not in­crease body weight, body mass in­dex, or waist cir­cum­fer­ence in con­trolled clin­i­cal tri­als.”

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