Eating more nuts may help prevent weight gain

According to recent evidence, nuts can aid weight gain, despite being calorically rich.

Nuts have a wide variety of health benefits, and recent studies have been uncovering more and more of them.

From staving off heart disease to improving men’s sexual function, Medical News Today has reported on many of the studies that have hailed nuts’ protective effects.

For instance, a daily intake of nuts may also reduce the risk of other illnesses, such as diabetes and cancer, and slash the risk of mortality from any cause.

But what is the relationship between daily nut consumption and weight gain? Two studies published last year found that a daily serving of nuts may keep away the extra weight that we tend to put on as adults.

Now, new research, appearing in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, strengthens those findings.

Xiaoran Liu, Ph.D., a research associate in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Boston, MA, and colleagues set out to examine the effects of eating more nuts on weight control.

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