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Want to reduce inflammation? Eat handful of nuts everyday!

Researchers have found that greater nuts consumption is associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts claim that eating nuts everyday can help you reduce inflammation.

Researchers have found that greater nuts consumption is associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation.

 

Five or more servings of nuts per week or substituting nuts for animal proteins tied to a healthy profile of inflammatory biomarkers, the findings showed.

"Population studies have consistently supported a protective role of nuts against cardiometabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and Type-2 diabetes, and we know that inflammation is a key process in the development of these diseases," said corresponding author Ying Bao from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Our new work suggests that nuts may exert their beneficial effects in part by reducing systemic inflammation," Bao noted.

Previously Bao and her colleagues observed an association between increased nut consumption and reduced risk of major chronic diseases and even death, but few prospective cohort studies had examined the link between nut intake and inflammation.

(With IANS inputs)

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