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Go Nuts!

by | May 14th, 2010

Go Nuts! Eating Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, and Other Nuts Improves……

A recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the consumption of nuts of nearly any type improved blood lipid levels, lowering total and LDL-cholesterol levels thus improving lipid ratios. The study goes on to state that nut consumption lowers coronary heart disease risk and offers support for the inclusion of nuts in therapeutic dietary interventions to improve blood lipid levels.

The effect of consuming nuts was similar in men and women and across different age groups and was observed regardless of the specific nut consumed. “The results, according to the study, confirm that increasing the consumption of nuts as part of an otherwise prudent diet can be expected to favorably affect cholesterol and potentially lower the risk of coronary heart disease.

So, Go Nuts! But remember, as with most things, moderation is essential.

J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano OB Gyn Associates

Plano Urogynecology Associates

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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