Current Diabetes Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 379–384 | Cite as

The impact of nuts on diabetes and diabetes risk

  • Jennifer C. Lovejoy

Abstract

Nuts have many nutritional benefits: they are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin, minerals, and phytonutrients. Population studies indicate that individuals who regularly consume nuts have reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In clinical trials, nuts appear to have a neutral effect on glucose and insulin, and a beneficial effect on lipid profile. Thus, nuts can be a healthy dietary component for individuals with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes, providing overall caloric intake is regulated to maintain a healthy body weight.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer C. Lovejoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Bastyr UniversitySchool of Nutrition and Exercise ScienceKenmoreUSA

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