Eat walnuts to keep age-related health issues at bay

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LONDON: Daily consumption of walnuts can help in healthy ageing, while also improving the blood cholesterol levels and maintaining good gut health, finds a new study.

The findings showed that intake of walnuts, especially by the elderly, can boost the good fats and other nutrients as well as lower obesity and blood cholesterol levels.

Initially found to increase body weight, the study’s preliminary results demonstrated that daily consumption of walnuts for one year by a sizable cohort of older adults had no adverse effects on their body weight.

“Given that walnuts are a high-energy food, a prevailing concern has been that their long-term consumption might be associated with weight gain,” said Emilio Ros, director of the Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology and Nutrition Service at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain.

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