New published study shows another health benefit of pecans

A new study published in Nutrients shows that eating just 1.5 ounces of pecans – one small handful – every day may protect adults at risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, this study...

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Turning Old Habits into New Traditions

Even though we are one month into the new year I believe many of us are still thinking of our list of resolutions. Maybe you have already made out a list and are sticking to it. Or maybe you are in the camp of people that are still trying to decide what changes you want...

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A Salute to the American Pecan Farmer

It’s November and there is, perhaps, no better Month to celebrate the American pecan farmer. After all, you are one to be celebrated! You are, most assuredly, in full swing harvesting your crop. You are short on daylight, and your days are long. And at times you may be lacking the help you need to get the job...

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The Fountain of Youth Under a Pecan Tree

When I was a little girl, I remember hearing someone talk about the fountain of youth. I was curious. Was there really something that could help cultivate the look and feeling of youth? And if so, was it really a fountain of water? Maybe it was more like the one I passed by at the...

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Eating Nuts Associated With Lower Risk of CVD, Cancer, and More

In a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies published in BMC Medicine (Aune et al), researchers looked at the association of nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), total cancer, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in adults. Higher nut intake (15-20 grams/day or 5-6 servings/week) was associated with reduced risk of CVD,...

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Study Shows Eating Nuts Have Body-wide Benefits

An international group of researchers, publishing in the journal BMC Medicine, analyzed 29 studies about nuts and health outcomes and found that daily consumption of nuts may help prevent heart disease, cancer, respiratory illness, and diabetes. In their review, which included data on more than 800,000 people, they found dramatic body-wide benefits for eating nuts....

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Nut Consumption Can Help Cardiometabolic Health, Experts Say

At the recent European Nutrition Conference in Berlin, organized by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council, 4 international researchers presented the latest findings on nuts and health to the media. They have shown that the consumption of nuts can prevent Metabolic Syndrome (a group of metabolic abnormalities that includes abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood...

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Allergy-free cashews could be available soon

Allergy-free nuts are just a few years away, say U.S. scientists. The team of scientists have revealed that they are close to developing a cashew nut that can be eaten by nut allergy sufferers, after discovering how to modify the dangerous proteins which trigger deadly reactions. The study was presented in August at the National...

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