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.
Cancer is a 4-letter word. Yes, there are 6 letters, yet it has become known as "the c-word," too scary to be called by its real name.
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD