Spanish Study Concludes Pistachios May Help Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes


September 17, 2014

A study conducted by investigators from the Human Nutrition Unit at Rovira i Virgili University, Reus, Spain, has recently demonstrated that the inclusion of pistachios into a balanced diet can be a safe nutritional strategy to reverse the risks associated with prediabetes.
More specifically, the study determines that a pistachio-rich diet has a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation and other related markers.

Moreover, there were no significant changes in body mass index in the pistachio-supplemented diet group, which supports the fact that nuts are not fattening.

Researchers from the Universitari Hospital of Sant Joan de Reus, in Reus, and the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid collaborated on the trial, which was funded by American Pistachio Growers and Paramount Farms.


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