For more than 25 years, the California Walnut Commission has supported scientific research on consumption of walnuts and a variety of health outcomes. View, download and print the below resources.

Resources

Why Walnuts?

Why Walnuts?

Discover the unique nutrient profile of walnuts and how walnuts fit into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Heart Health

Heart Health

Since 1993, published research has been investigating how eating walnuts affects various heart health biomarkers and risk markers.

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

Including walnuts as part of a healthy diet may help to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health as people age.

Cancer

Cancer

Preliminary animal and cell model research has been investigating the potential impact walnuts may have on a variety of cancers including breast, prostate and colorectal.

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Research demonstrates the importance of walnuts as part of a healthy diet to help manage conditions associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Weight

Weight

Walnuts may play a role in achieving ideal body weight and improving diet quality, when consumed as part of an overall healthy diet.

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Walnuts are a traditional component of the Mediterranean diet and a key ingredient in the landmark PREDIMED study.

Male Reproductive Health

Male Reproductive Health

Research suggests walnuts provide important nutrients that may be essential in male reproductive health.