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Thursday 15th July 2010

Cashew nuts are a popular snack-food but researchers claim that the nutty diet staple could also be used to improve the body's insulin response to diabetes. Scientists at the University of Montreal claim that cashew nut extracts may have anti-diabetic properties that could be used to develop future treatments for the disease.

The new research, published in the journal Nutrition and Food Research, shows that compounds present in the nuts caused muscles in the body to better absorb sugar from the bloodstream. Scientists explain that this would help diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels and better their insulin resistance.

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