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Walnuts reduce metabolic syndrome

People with metabolic syndrome can have excess fat around the waist, high blood pressure and sugar. In this study, doctors measured the diets and lifestyles of 1,265 adults, aged 19 to 74. After adjusting for differences in smoking, exercise, and family history, those who got at least five servings per week of walnuts (a serving is about an ounce) were 32 percent less likely to have metabolic syndrome compared to those who got one or fewer weekly servings of walnuts. Doctors also found that chances for metabolic syndrome declined 3 percent for each additional weekly serving of walnuts.

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