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Cut diabetes risk with almond-rich diet
Source: New Straits Times, January 4, 2011
   
 

A study conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found that a diet rich in almonds could cut diabetes risk.  The researchers found that incorporating the nuts into the diet may help treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90-95 per cent of all cases.  An almond-rich diet is said to help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease LDL cholesterol levels in those with pre-diabetes, a condition in which people have blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.  The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, said as well as  combating conditions linked to obesity and physical inactivity, almond can also tackle cardiovascular disease.



   
     
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