The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted an NIH funded study on the benefit of tree nuts for prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) and premature deaths among individuals with diabetes. The findings show those with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly dropped their odds of heart disease by approximately 20% compared to those who ate less than a serving a month. See the link to the Health 24 article for more information.
Gang Liu, Research Associate, Department of Nutrition