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Nuts may help manage metabolic syndrome

December 8, 2008 1:53:22 PM PST
Adding just a handful of nuts seems to provide some extra benefits to people who suffer from metabolic syndrome.Metabolic syndrome is a combination of disorders that includes obesity and high blood sugar. Scientists in Spain added nuts to a Mediterranean-type diet -- that's one high in lean protein, olive oil and grains. They found that by adding just a handful of nuts to this diet helped people manage their metabolic syndrome.

Some of the benefits were lower blood sugar and lower cholesterol.

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