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Almonds could reduce belly fat, says study.

ISLAMABAD -- Snacking on almonds instead of carbs could reduce belly fat and lower the risk of heart disease, a new study has claimed.

The study found that a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of almonds instead of a highcarbohydrate muffin, eaten as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in study participants.

In addition to significantly improving LDL and total cholesterol, snacking on almonds instead of muffins also reduced central adiposity (belly fat), a wellestablished heart disease risk factor.

Reducing abdominal fat is particularly beneficial given its connection to metabolic syndrome and increased risk for heart disease.

The diet containing the almond snack, compared to the muffin snack, decreased total cholesterol, LDLcholesterol nonHDLcholesterol and remnant lipoproteins.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 11, 2015
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