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Almonds Can Be a Nutritious, Satisfying Part of a Weight Loss Program

A significant piece of ABC-funded research was published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Gary Foster, Ph.D., director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University, showed that including two 1-ounce servings of almonds daily in a reduced-calorie diet resulted in the same amount of weight loss and improved heart disease risk factors when compared to a similar weight loss program not including nuts.

"This is the longest and largest study to date on almond consumption in the context of a weight management program," said Dr. Foster. “The researchers were able to measure the impact of including almonds in a weight loss diet in a real-world setting."

Foster’s research continues to garner media coverage in North America and beyond with key media outlets such as Reuters, Chicago Tribune, CBS, Health News Digest and Hungry Girl blog.

For more information, please see the press release on the Almond Board website.

Good news about almonds and heart health: Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.

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