WASHINGTON, DC -- New research funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has found evidence that a daily dose of walnuts – equal to two servings a day in humans – reduces the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice.
The 2009 walnut harvest, currently underway in the California Central Valley, is estimated to be 415,000 short tons according to USDA NASS California Field Office estimates
New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found a diet containing as much as 6% walnuts (equivalent to 1 oz in humans) was able to reverse age-related motor and cognitive deficits in aged rats.
Walnut consumption may provide the body with essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009.
Loma Linda University research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares the effects of walnuts and fatty fish in the fight against heart disease, demonstrating that in healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish, while fatty fish lower triglycerides. Both can reduce the overall risk of coronary heart disease.
Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its decision to purchase walnuts as part of the School Lunch Buy, a government sponsored feeding program.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's intention to purchase turkey, pork, lamb, and walnut products for federal food nutrition assistance programs.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Snack-sized quantities of walnuts slow cancer growth in mice, reports a Marshall University pilot study published Sept. 22 in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition and Cancer.
As the holiday festivities come to a close, many individuals begin to contemplate New Year’s resolutions for 2014. Eating better and adopting healthier lifestyles are at the forefront of minds, which many think means putting away the holiday treats, and suffering through a bland and boring diet that lacks luster. Although corking the Champagne bottles and wrapping up the pastries is probably a wise choice, keeping your holiday bowl of walnuts out is a smart and delicious choice. Walnuts are the holiday gift that keeps on giving. Along with adding flavor and texture to your holiday meal, new research suggests that adding walnuts to the diet may also be a key to longevity, by improving health and fighting disease.