Walnuts for Weight Loss?

Walnuts for Weight Loss?

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Walnuts for Weight Loss?
New York Times ^ | 8/18 | Nicholas Bakalar

Posted on 08/19/2017 10:11:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A handful of walnuts may be an effective weight loss tool.

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other substances and, in moderation, have been linked to reduced risk of obesity and diabetes. They may also efficiently reduce appetite.

Researchers now may have found out why. They had nine hospitalized obese patients drink, on five consecutive days, either a smoothie containing 48 grams of walnuts (1.7 ounces, or about 14 walnut halves and 315 calories) or a placebo smoothie identical in taste and calorie content. Then, after a month on their regular diet, the patients returned for a second five-day trial, with placebo drinkers on the first trial receiving a walnut smoothie, and vice versa.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com

TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: walnuts; weightloss

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To: nickcarraway

2 posted on 08/19/2017 10:13:37 PM PDT by dfwgator

To: nickcarraway

Sample of 9 people?

3 posted on 08/19/2017 10:14:38 PM PDT by Mr Rogers

To: nickcarraway


The study was funded in part by the California Walnut Commission.


4 posted on 08/19/2017 10:18:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Holding on to anger is like grabbing a hot coal to throw at someone. You are the one burned ~Buddah)

To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 08/19/2017 10:24:41 PM PDT by Vendome (I’ve Gotta Be Me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)

To: dfwgator

Funny, we thought of the same thing…


6 posted on 08/19/2017 10:25:59 PM PDT by Vendome (I’ve Gotta Be Me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)

To: Vendome

He was definitely my favorite Soprano’s character.

7 posted on 08/19/2017 10:27:32 PM PDT by dfwgator

To: nickcarraway

I wish that worked with Walnut Extract too.
Whole or chopped walnuts can be expensive.

To: dfwgator

That some TV show? No wonder it was a mystery guy.

To: nickcarraway

Junk science completely. They didnt control the diets outside of the hospital.patients may have been eating things that have similar constituents to walnuts. I dont believe…but i could be wrong…but i dont think.mri will detect tissue activity .i think you gotta inject something that “lights up” a petscan. Or somtin mo sophisticated. Plus cake isnt always high fat
..high sugar…hi complex carbs for sure…example of high fat food..ice cream…and whatyya know…walnuts

10 posted on 08/19/2017 10:37:36 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find)

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