People who include nuts in their diet are more likely to reduce weight gain and lower the risk of overweight and obesity, according to new research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
During the study, by the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California, diet and lifestyle data was gathered from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries.
The researchers found that participants gained a mean average of 2.1 kilograms during the five-year period of the study. However, participants who ate the most nuts not only had less weight gain than their nut-abstaining peers, but also enjoyed a 5 per cent lower risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Excerpted from health.spectator.co.uk