Why GPs should advise diabetes patients to go nuts for nuts

Regular servings of walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews lowers their risk of CVD, study shows

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a US study suggests.


Those with type 2 diabetes who eat at least five 28g servings of nuts a week are 17% less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who have no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study shows.

However, even just one serving of nuts may still be good for the heart, say the authors from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.