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A Daily Handful of Walnuts Can Help Slow or Prevent Prostate Cancer Growth

Posted January 17, 2014

Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly so they never threaten the life of the individual. Prior research studies have demonstrated that cancerous cell growth is promoted by a diet consisting largely of hydrogenated fats and excess sugar, as well exposure to household and environmental pollutants.

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Effect of a walnut meal on postprandial oxidative stress and antioxidants in healthy individuals

Posted January 16, 2014

In vitro studies rank walnuts (Juglans regia) among the plant foods high in antioxidant capacity, but whether the active constituents of walnuts are bioavailable to humans remains to be determined. The intention of this study was to examine the acute effects of consuming walnuts compared to refined fat on meal induced oxidative stress. At issue is whether the ellagitannins and tocopherols in walnuts are bioavailable and provide postprandial antioxidant protection.

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Walnuts in Diet Can Improve Endothelial Functions for Overweight Adults

Posted September 26, 2013

Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one’s diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals. Their original research article, “Effects of Walnuts on Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults with Visceral Obesity: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial,” is now available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the Official Publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge.

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Walnut Eaters Reduce Their Risk of Dying by Nearly 50%

Posted July 31, 2013

A research team based in Spain has published the result of their study in the journal, BMC Medicine explaining why those who eat nuts more than three times a week had a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease than non-nut eaters.

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A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth

Posted July 25, 2013

Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly so they never threaten the life of the individual. Prior research studies have demonstrated that cancerous cell growth is promoted by a diet consisting largely of hydrogenated fats and excess sugar, as well exposure to household and environmental pollutants.

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Walnut-Enriched Diet Leads To Fewer, Smaller Prostate Cancers

Posted July 18, 2013

New research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio indicates that eating a modest amount of walnuts can protect against prostate cancer.

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Why walnuts are the ultimate brain food

Posted June 18, 2013

The local pharmacy is promoting memory and mood-enhancing drugs. The advertisement says “if coffee is a socially acceptable drug, then why not this?” This is the age of instant gratification with a huge debate in tow about the ethics of peddling and consuming drugs for just about anything and everything.

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See Why Walnuts are the Ultimate Snack for Heart Health

Posted May 30, 2013

Eating a handful of walnuts or taking a few ounces of walnut oil during or following meals can help regulate healthy cholesterol metabolism and protect against cardiovascular disease. These are the findings of a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University, who found that the oil component of walnuts is particularly effective at promoting good vascular health.

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Eating walnuts and walnut oils slashes heart disease risk by improving multiple biometrics

Posted May 21, 2013

The impact of eating nuts has been evident for the past decade as repeated scientific studies confirm that the omega-3 fats in this tasty nut promote cardiovascular health as they improve cholesterol biomarkers. Walnuts provide healthy doses of essential minerals, fiber and vitamins to help promote heart health and also supply the long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA, though the body must convert them to a more bioavailable form through a multi-step process.

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Study unlocks benefits of walnut for heart health

Posted May 15, 2013

The heart health benefits of walnuts may be linked to different parts of the nuts acting on different physiological functions, says new data in the Journal of Nutrition.

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