- Type 2 diabetes can trigger cardiovascular disease
- It may also increase the risk Causing a Stroke  A Handful of Nuts Can Help You Reduce the Risk
Nuts are extremely healthy for everyone, but according to a recent study, nuts are more beneficial in people with type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and stroke. According to a recent study, daily consumption of a handful of nuts will reduce the risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetics.
A person should eat nuts especially. Tree nuts can be walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts and pine nuts. The study found that even a small amount of nuts can leave a noticeable effect.
The study was published in the journal Circulation Research. However, the study did not explain the exact biological mechanism of nuts for heart health. However, the study mentioned a clear association between nuts and improved blood sugar levels, blood pressure, lipid metabolism, inflammation, and blood vessel function.
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"Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and major cause of heart attack, stroke and disability in people with type 2 diabetes," said Prakash Deedwania, a professor the University of California. San Francisco.
During the study, 16,217 individuals were studied before and after the onset of type 2 diabetes. Following the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, people who consumed nuts were found to be 11 percent less at risk for cardiovascular disease, a 15 percent lower risk for coronary heart disease, a 25 percent lower risk of death Cardiovascular disease and a 27 percent lower risk of premature disease had death.
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"Efforts to understand the connection between the two conditions are important in preventing cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes and helping people make informed decisions about their health, "Deedwania added.
A Type 2 diabetic can consume a handful of nuts every day. It will also provide other health benefits to the patient.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff February 21, 2019