Wired PR News.com – A recent study has proposed a new idea for reducing some of the risk factors for heart disease. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Spanish researchers recently published a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that showed evidence that eating a handful of nuts in conjunction with fruits, fish, and vegetables significantly cut cardiovascular risks.
Dr. JoAnn Manson of Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who is not related to the study was quoted in the report as stating “What’s most surprising is they found substantial metabolic benefits in the absence of calorie reduction or weight loss.”
The news might prove beneficial for the 50 million Americans identified by the American Heart Association to have metabolic syndrome, which the AP report notes includes several health risks including high blood pressure and obesity. However, for those eating high calorie diets and junk, the additional nuts may lead to more health issues.
More details about the study can be found by visiting the Archives of Internal Medicine website at http://www.archinternmed.com.