In the findings from a clinical testing which lasted 2 years, 707 healthy older adults were divided into two.
One of the groups consumed 15 percent of walnuts daily in their calories while the other group ate none.
Results obtained after 2 one year showed that the different groups had different results in their weight gain, triglycerides and cholesterol. Those who ate walnuts had noticeable reductions in cholesterol accumulation.
A Spanish researcher Dr. Emilio Ros summarized the experiment: “Acquiring the good fats and other nutrients from walnuts while keeping adiposity at bay and reducing blood cholesterol levels are important to overall nutritional well-being of ageing adults.
“It’s encouraging to see that eating walnuts may benefit this particular population.”