Nuts Instead of Carbs May Be Beneficial in Diabetes

From Medscape

Laurie Barclay, MD

July 13, 2011 — Mixed nuts may be a good replacement for some carbohydrates in the diabetic diet, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online June 29 in Diabetes Care.

“Fat intake, especially monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been liberalized in diabetic diets to preserve HDL [high-density lipoprotein] cholesterol and improve glycemic control, yet the exact sources have not been clearly defined,” write David J. A. Jenkins, MD, from the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues. “Therefore, we assessed the effect of mixed nut consumption as a source of vegetable fat on serum lipids and HbA1c [hemoglobin A1c] in type 2 diabetes.”

Diabetes CarePublished online June 29, 2011.

Originally posted 2011-07-19 10:00:00.

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