Healthy adults who ate a handful of Walnuts a day for two years experienced low levels of LDV cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein), A regular consumption of significantly helps in managing high cholesterol and therefore is effective in lowering the chances of cardiovascular diseases, claim scientists and food experts. These recent findings were recently published in Circulation, the magazine of the American Heart Association
Walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health. Emilio Ros, MD, PhD, director of the Lipid Clinic at the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in Spain and co-author of the study said that older studies have shown that nuts in general. But Walnuts improve the quality of LDL particles.
LDL particles come in diverse dimensions. Research suggests that microscopic, dense LDL particles are likely to cause atherosclerosis, the plaque or fatty deposits that build up in the arteries. Ros added that the study goes beyond LDL cholesterol levels to get a complete picture of all of the lipoproteins and the impact of eating Walnuts daily on their potential to improve cardiovascular risk.
Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study, a large, two-year randomised controlled trial examining whether contribute to healthy ageing, found that a regular walnut consumption, irrespective of one’s diet or whereabouts. This study was conducted from May 2012 to May 2016 and involved 708 participants between the ages of 63 and 79 who were healthy, independent-living adults residing in Barcelona, Spain, and Loma Linda, California.