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Posted on: December 21st, 2021

Nuts are one of the most versatile foods in the world. The blend of beneficial bioactives, nutrients, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants have led many researchers to study nuts as a superfood.

The nutritional value of nuts has been linked to many health benefits outside of just being a food providing calories and macronutrients. Recent studies have shown that nuts help improve overall health, including both mental and physical health.

Recent Studies on the Health Value of Nuts

Dr. Oliver Chen has been working on research related to nuts and their effects on health for years. Some of his most recent studies have shown strong correlations between health improvements & nut consumption, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease & diabetes.

The study notes that “evidence from observational and intervention studies has shown a high intake of tree nuts is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), mortality from type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and all-cause mortality.” The researchers mention that data is still limited but the conducted research has been very positive.

Other studies Dr. Chen has been involved with have shown positive results regarding nuts and reducing symptoms, effects, and risks of some very common health conditions including:

  • CVD
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Blood pressure
  • Glycemic control
  • Inflammation
  • Obesity

Ongoing research has shown promising results in each of the areas listed above. In addition,

improvements in cognitive function and endothelial function have been reported in studies with

nuts. The overwhelmingly positive potential of nuts and health has researchers excited for the future.

Research at Biofortis

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