New Delhi: The California Walnut Commission (CWC) hosted a one-day Scientific and Health Research Meeting in New Delhi to discuss the role of walnuts in disease prevention and maintenance. The day-long interactive program witnessed renowned researchers and medical professionals who participated in sessions on general nutrition and dietary recommendations, cardiovascular health, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive health and diabetes. These sessions provided updates on existing health and nutrition projects with some specific insights about the CWC health research program.
The event also saw the presence of international researchers who talked about their area of study on walnuts namely, Dr Lenore Arab, MSc, PhD on association between walnut consumption and diabetes risk; Dr Abha Chauhan, PhD on beneficial effects of a diet with walnuts in Alzheimer disease; Dr Emilio Ros, MD, PhD on new advancements with the Mediterranean diet & Walnuts and Healthy Aging.
The CWC has been actively highlighting walnuts to Indian consumers through marketing activities that promote walnuts California origin, quality, taste and positive health benefits. These health benefits have been demonstrated through 180 plus papers published since early 1990’s when the Commission actively began assessing the role of walnuts in diet and effect on chronic disease prevention.
Research findings have shown the positive outcomes of walnuts in health issues such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diseases of aging and diabetes.