Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nuts May Help Manage Metabolic Syndrome

Adding nuts to your diet may help manage metabolic syndrome, a set of metabolic abnormalities that includes abdominal obesity and high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood glucose levels, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study used the Mediterranean diet, but adding nuts to diets that are otherwise helpful would likely have the same effect.
A traditional Mediterranean diet with an additional daily serving of mixed nuts appears to be useful for managing some metabolic abnormalities in older adults at high risk for heart disease, according to a report in the December 8/22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

The metabolic syndrome is a set of metabolic abnormalities that includes abdominal obesity and high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to background information in the article. Read more

1 comment:

Ingrid Sherman said...

This diet makes a lot of sense and sounds like it is worth a try. I would also try digestive enzymes and a diet high in soluble fiber.