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The INC works to spread the facts about nuts, dried fruits, health and nutrition. Our purpose is to assist health professionals and researchers in getting access to information and promote research.

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“Health & Nuts” Number 2

The issue number 2 of the magazine Health & Nuts incorporates the latest scientific data and information about the study “Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality”, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 20, 2013.
The spotlight of this publication of the Health & Nuts magazine is to highlight the study conclusions, which state that consumption of nuts was inversely associated with total mortality in both men and women, independently of other predictors of death.

The contents of the magazine issue 2 include other studies related to nuts, press clippings and a table of nutrients in a handful of nuts and dried fruits. The final section provides additional information of interest related to the INC and to the INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination, as well as ideas and tips to incorporate nuts in the diet.


“Health & Nuts” Number 1

The issue number 1 of the magazine “Health & Nuts” incorporates the latest scientific data and advices from the landmark study PREDIMED -published in the February issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The spotlight of the publication Health & Nuts is the prevention and disease management through the consumption of nuts in a typical Mediterranean Diet.

The contents are presented in several sections. The chapters “About PREDIMED Study”, “Other PREDIMED Study Findings” and “Resources for Health Professionals” provide up-to-date information and outcomes from the PREDIMED as regards cardiovascular diseases, oxidation, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, atherosclerosis, mortality risk, cognitive function, renal functions and inflammatory markers. This is followed by a set of key messages and guidelines designed to spread the health message among patients. The final section provides additional information of interest to consumers, as well as ideas and tips to incorporate nuts in the diet.



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