Snacking on nuts may help stave off weight gain in the long run

While nuts may be high in calories, moderate servings may help reduce the risk of obesity in the long run, according to a new study led by Xiaoran Liu, a research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The study examined how long-term nut consumption affects the body and found that a regular one-ounce serving of peanuts as a replacement for other snacks may reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain over several years.

“Adding one ounce of nuts to your diet in place of less healthy foods—such as red or processed meat, french fries or sugary snacks—may help prevent that slow, gradual weight gain after you enter adulthood and reduce the risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases,” Liu said in an November 8, 2018 Medical Daily article.

Liu is slated to present the study’s findings at an upcoming conference of the American Heart Association.

Read the Medical Daily article: Eating Nuts Could Help Your Weight Loss Efforts

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Eating nuts linked with better heart health (Harvard Chan School news)