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Increasing Efforts by Researchers to Understand Impact of Nuts on Humans

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Published on : Sep 27, 2019

Prioritizing on health and on eating habits has always been very essential. Nowadays, people are more conscious about their health and the food they eat. Moreover, increasing trend of gyming and exercising has increased the consciousness among people regarding their eating. With increasing focus on organic food and green vegetables, emphasis on consuming nuts and dry fruits has also increased.

Recent researches have shown that high consumption of nuts helps in reducing the chances of various diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and others. Moreover, the benefit most people with hearty diseases and also improves men’s sexual function. But there is another very significant benefit of eating nuts, they also help in reducing weight. Studies state that nuts help in keeping away extra weight that is added up on adults. Now with further research, these finding have become more concrete. Research associate in at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Xiaoran Liu, Ph.D., in Boston along with his colleagues made efforts to analyze the effects of consuming more nuts on weight control.

Studies Show High Correlation between Nut Consumption and Weight Loss

Liu with his colleagues analyzed large group of people from 1986 to 2011. These participants were enrolled in different studies and were regularly questioned about their weight, nut consumption, and exercise every in four years. As exercise indicated them how much calories their burnt and related with the consumption of nuts. The analysis shown that nut consumption is linked with a lesser risk of gaining two or more kg of weight. Also, consumption of half-serving of walnut can result in reducing obesity risk by 15%.

Most importantly, constantly increasing nut consumption by half of daily serving, results in 23% lesser risk of gaining weight by five or more kilograms. In addition to that, it also reduces the risk of obesity during the same period.