Walnuts & Cancer

*Preliminary animal research has been investigating the potential benefit walnuts may have on fighting a variety of cancers including breast, prostate, and colorectal. Please note, that these animal studies are provided as background and used to formulate hypotheses for additional research needed to determine the effects on humans.

Considering an estimated 39,510 women will die from breast cancer and an estimated 226,870 new cases will be diagnosed in the US in 2012, many women are actively looking for ways to help defend their health.1 October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to highlight some of the diet and lifestyle changes that greatly impact overall health, as well as the progression of the disease.

As natural defenders of the human body, walnuts have recently shown promise in preliminary cancer research on animals. Recent findings conducted by Dr. Elaine Hardman at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, found that the risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnuts. The study reported a 40% reduction in tumor incidence and a 44% reduction in multiplicity compared to mice not exposed to walnuts. Although research has not confirmed these finding in humans, the results are exciting. Hardman says "Food is important medicine in our diet. What we put into our bodies makes a big difference – it determines how the body functions, our reaction to illness and health." For a delicious cancer fighting recipe, Rebecca Katz's Dark Leafy Greens with Caramelized Onions, Raisins and Maple Walnuts takes advantage of raisins and maple glazed walnuts for a nutrient-packed bite of yum!

Look for us! We will be exhibiting here in the upcoming months:
Our mission is to help defend your patients' health naturally. This October 6-9, join us at our booth at the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Philadelphia to learn more about heart-healthy, nutritious California Walnuts. You won't want to miss the chance of getting a free copy of registered dietitian, Sharon Palmer's, newly published book: The Plant-Powered Diet. She will be at the booth from 12:00-1:30 pm on Monday, October 8 to sign limited number of free copies of her book and sampling her yummy Corn Muffins with Apples and Walnuts. During the conference, we want to know how you keep your body strong. Tweet your best defense to enter our iPad 3 Grand Prize Giveaway. Follow us on Twitter @cawalnuts to learn more.

If you're attending FNCE, be sure to save Saturday, October 6 from 1:00-3:00pm at Loews Hotel, Philadelphia for our pre-FNCE event: Mediterranean Diet: A Dietary Pattern for the Ages Featuring Walnuts, Olive Oil and Red Wine with Connie Diekman, Med, RD, LD, FADA. The event will feature networking, Mediterranean tastings and an insightful presentation on recent outcomes from the landmark PREDIMED Study: Effects on Cardiovascular Biomarkers, Med-Diet Eating Patterns and more. Click here to register for this free event: walnuts.org/FNCE. 1 unit CE available.

Food for Your Whole Life Webcast
If you weren't able to join us for the FFYWL Symposium in New York, June 3-4, you've got another chance to check out the press conference webcast with speakers like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. David Katz and more!