Walnuts can help avoid age-related health issues, new study

According to a new research study, Walnuts, which are already known to have several health benefits, can help avoid age-related health issues is consumed daily.

The Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study, which was recently presented at Experimental Biology 2016, found that eating walnut daily helps control blood cholesterol levels and has not side effects on body weight among older adults. It was also found that walnuts have the cholesterol-lowering effect on all people and is maintained in the long term. Experts said that walnuts can boost the good fats and other nutrients and also lower obesity and blood cholesterol levels among aging adults. The researchers said that they will study how walnuts impacts cognitive decline and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Emilio Ros, director of the Lipid Clinic, said, "Given walnuts are a high-energy food, a prevailing concern has been that their long term consumption might be associated with weight gain. The preliminary results of the WAHA study demonstrate that daily consumption of walnuts for one year by a sizable cohort of aging free-living persons has no adverse effects on body weight."

Other studied showed that walnuts might have other health benefits relating to health factors such as gut health, hunger and satiety and metabolic health.