Eating nuts reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Researchers have just discovered that the profile of walnut metabolites was associated with a 17% lower risk of type 2 diabetes and 29% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Rich in fatty acids, fiber and proteins, we knew that nuts were good for our health. It is now proven that eating it reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is what a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and carried out by researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University and the University of Navarra, reveals. Health Magazine reports, it consisted of using, thanks to artificial intelligence, a machine learning model, to identify 19 metabolites, that is to say when intestinal bacteria produce organic compounds which can have an impact on health, associated with the consumption of nuts. Researchers found that walnut’s metabolite profile was associated with a 17% lower risk of type 2 diabetes and 29% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.