More than one in three American adults is prediabetic – having a higher than normal blood sugar level that puts you at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
A small study by researchers from Spain suggests that eating nuts can stall the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, reported Medscape Medical News.
Mònica Bulló, MD, of Virgili University in Spain and her team followed 49 overweight or obese prediabetic subjects. The study participants ate 2 ounces of pistachios daily for four months. While there was no change in body weight, the participants’ blood glucose levels and insulin resistance decreased.
The study was presented at the 2014 European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria.
In addition, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana presented similar findings from a study on the impact of eating almonds on diabetes.