Teenage Nut Consumption Beats Heart Diseases, Diabetes Â
A latest study has concluded that higher consumption of nuts among teenagers not just lowers heart diseases, but also diabetes risk. Though this is not the first time when benefits of nuts are found, but it is the first time when there are conclusive evidence that its consumption actually lowers heart diseases and biabetes.
Researchers after extensive studies have concluded that eating a â€˜modestâ€™ amount of nuts on a regular or rather weekly basis assists teenagers in building very powerful defenses which could in turn beat metabolic syndrome as they age. Metabolic syndrome is a known trigger of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease.
While talking about the finding of the study, its lead author Dr. Roy Kim says, â€œThe surprising finding is that, in spite of what we know about their health benefits, the majority of teens eat no nuts at all on a typical dayâ€. Kim is an assistant pediatric professor with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Kim further says, â€œMetabolic syndrome is a major public health problem. But our findings at this stage show only a correlation and do not prove that the risk of metabolic disease in teens will go down by eating nutsâ€¦However, the results suggest the possibility that a simple dietary recommendation could have a significant impact on the metabolic health of adolescents.â€