Research Roundup

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 regularly—one to three servings per month, one serving per week, and more than two servings per week—showed a dose-related decrease in their association with diabetes, compared with those who rarely or never ate them.

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