Category Archives: Nutrition

Supply Nuts to further Nutrition Research

LaTrobe is conducting 2 separate research projects using the Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts in the treatment of two common chronic health conditions, the projects are;
− Project 1. Evaluating whether consumption of a Mediterranean style diet after suffering an initial heart attack
can reduce the risk of suffering a second heart attack and;
− Project 2. Investigating whether the Mediterranean style diet can reverse fatty liver and the metabolic syndrome (a cluster of high risk symptoms) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
LaTrobe is seeking assistance to support the research by funding the supply of a variety of nuts (almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts – same combination as the PREDIMED study) for study participants. In order to conduct high quality research using sound methods and to enhance adherence to this diet, participants in the intervention arm will be provided with mixed nuts (part of a Mediterranean diet). This method has proven to be beneficial in similar studies conducted overseas.

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Eat Nuts and save your life

The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s most prestigious medicine journals, just published a new study showing an association between nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study after 30 years of follow up ie eating around 30g or a handful of nuts 7 or more times a week saw a 20% lower death rate compared to those who don’t eat nuts. View Results

What is exciting about this new release is that NEJM have developed on their home page a 3min multimedia infographic/ animation to help explain the results.

View Animation

Hazelnuts in Shell in the hopper 2