June 2013 Issue
Research Roundup: June 2013
Higher walnut consumption is linked with a significantly lower risk of type 2 diabetes in women, according to data in the Nurses Health Study and Nurses Health Study II. Researchers followed more than 137,000 women, ages 35 77 years, for 10 years. In the tenth year of follow-up, women who had consumed walnuts regularlyone to three servings per month, one serving per week, and more than two servings per weekshowed a dose-related decrease in their association with diabetes, compared with those who rarely or never ate them.
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