Published in Managed Care Business Week, September 5th, 2006
Study 1: Baroreflex sensitivity improvements are observed after a diet rich in cashew nuts regardless of obesity change.
According to a study from South Africa, "Impaired baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) is associated with cardiovascular diseases and the metabolic syndrome. Because lipid abnormalities have been associated with impaired BRS, this study aimed to determine whether diets known to improve the lipid profile, namely a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (walnuts) or monounsaturated fatty acids (cashew nuts), would improve BRS in subjects with...
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