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Eating walnuts daily lowers bad cholesterol

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Consuming walnuts daily reduces the number of LDL particles, a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health.
According to a new research, healthy older adults who ate a handful of walnuts (about 1/2 cup) a day for two years modestly lowered their level of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol levels.

Prior studies have shown that nuts in general, and walnuts in particular, are associated with lower rates of heart disease and stroke. One of the reasons is that they lower LDL-cholesterol levels, and now we have another reason: they improve the quality of LDL particles,” said study co-author Emilio Ros, MD, PhD, director of the Lipid Clinic at the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in Spain.

In a sub-study of the Walnuts and Healthy Aging study, a large, two-year randomised controlled trial examining whether walnuts contribute to healthy ageing, researchers evaluated if regular walnut consumption, regardless of a person’s diet or where they live, has beneficial effects on lipoproteins.

This study was conducted from May 2012 to May 2016 and involved 708 participants between the ages of 63 and 79 (68 per cent women) who were healthy, independent-living adults residing in Barcelona, Spain, and Loma Linda, California. In a sub-study of the Walnuts and Healthy Aging study, a large, two-year randomised controlled trial examining whether walnuts contribute to healthy ageing, researchers evaluated if regular walnut consumption, regardless of a person’s diet or where they live, has beneficial effects on lipoproteins.

This study was conducted from May 2012 to May 2016 and involved 708 participants between the ages of 63 and 79 (68 per cent women) who were healthy, independent-living adults residing in Barcelona, Spain, and Loma Linda, California.

Source: News365

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