Cashew Nut Consumption Increases HDL Cholesterol and Reduces Systolic Blood Pressure in Asian Indians with Type 2 Diabetes: A 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial

A recent  Study Funded by the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India(CEPCI) Published in the Journal Of Nutrition reveals that cashew nut consumption increases HDL Cholesterol and reduces systolic blood pressure in Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes. 

The main objective of the study was to investigate the effects of cashew nut supplementation on glycemia (blood sugar), body weight, blood pressure, and lipid profile in Asian Indians with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). In total, 300 adults with T2DM were included in the study and were randomly assigned to receive a standard diabetic diet (control group) or a similar diet plus 30g of cashews per day (intervention group) for 12 weeks. After these 12 weeks, the study results observed that participants supplemented with 30g/day of cashews had a greater decrease in systolic blood pressure and a greater increase in plasma HDL (“good”) cholesterol when compared with the control group.

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