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Eating nuts staves off obesity risk: Study

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Health Desk—Sep 22, 2017: Researchers have suggested to consume nuts as they can help reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese.

The findings showed that people who ate nuts not only had less weight gain than their nut-abstaining peers, but they also enjoyed a five per cent lower risk of becoming overweight or obese.

Many people have historically assumed that nuts—an energy-dense, high-fat food—are not a good choice for individuals who want to lose weight. The findings, however, contradict that assumption, said Joan Sabate, director at the Loma Linda University in California, US.

“The study confirms that nuts are not an obesogenic food,” Sabate added, in the paper published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

Further, the researchers found that nuts are rich source of energy, good fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.