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Private medical cover holders to benefit from almond-rich diets?

Published on 23/12/2010
A diet rich in almonds could help private medical cover holders avoid needing treatment for heart disease, new research has suggested.

According to US scientists, the nut can reduce levels of damaging cholesterol, can cause cardiovascular disease as well as type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey studied 65 people with pre-diabetes, a condition that precedes full-blown type-2 diabetes.

They found that, after 16 weeks of eating an almond-enriched diet, they tended to have better levels of low-density lipoprotein ( or 'bad cholesterol') and improved insulin sensitivity compared to those who had consumed a regular diet.

Principal investigator Dr Michelle Wien commented: "It is promising for those with risk factors for chronic diseases, such as type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, that dietary changes may help to improve factors that play a potential role in the disease development."

The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Almonds are also known to be a rich source of vitamin E, containing 24mg per 100g.
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