Regular consumption of walnuts in older adults may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
Findings from a randomized controlled study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people in their 60s and 70s who regularly consumed walnuts were associated with lower heart disease than those who did not eat walnuts. He points out that he may have inflammation. The research was part of the Walnut and Healthy Aging (CSY) study – the largest and longest-running trial to date that examines the benefits of daily walnut consumption.
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Dr. In the study conducted by Emilio Ros in partnership with Loma Linda University, more than 600 healthy older adults ate 30 to 60 grams of walnuts per day as part of their typical diet for two years or followed their standard diet (without walnuts). In those who consumed walnuts, the decrease in inflammation, measured by a decrease in blood concentration of known inflammatory markers by up to 11.5 percent, was significant. Of the 10 well-known markers measured in the study, 6 fell significantly with the walnut diet. The result of the study is that the anti-inflammatory effects of walnuts offer a mechanical explanation for the reduction of cardiovascular disease beyond the reduction of cholesterol.