Nuts and Health
- Peanuts, or peanut butter, as part of a moderate fat diet produced a 14 percent drop in LDL cholesterol and a 13 percent drop in triglyceride levels in persons with normal blood cholesterol levels after one month. In another study, 1-2 ozs of peanuts a day for 6 months lowered the LDL cholesterol levels of postmenopausal women by 12 percent.
- In the Nurses' Health Study, consuming nuts 1 to 4 times a week was associated with a 16% reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating nuts 5 or more times a week reduced the risk of diabetes by 27 percent. Consuming peanut butter 5 or more times a week, reduced the risk by 21 percent.
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