Walnuts in the News

AICR Study: Walnuts Slow Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors

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.

Walnuts May Prevent Breast Cancer

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.

USDA Adds Walnuts to Government Sponsored Meals

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.