Almonds May Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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Consuming an almond-enriched diet may help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease LDL-cholesterol levels in those with prediabetes, a new study shows. 

In the study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the authors tested the hypothesis that in adults with prediabetes,an almond-enriched American Diabetes Association (ADA) dietimproves measures of insulin sensitivity and other cardiovascularrisk factors compared with an ADA nut-free diet. 

They found that after 16 weeks of consuming either an almond-enriched or regular diet, the group that consumed an almond-enriched diet showed significantly improved LDL-cholesterol levels and measures of insulin sensitivity, risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  

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