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A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the results are published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Pecans contain different forms of the antioxidant vitamin E—known as tocopherols, plus numerous phenolic substances, many of […]

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Pecans May Provide Neurological Protection

June 9th, 2010 by Jennifer Stone

Study suggests pecans may delay progression of motor neuron degeneration Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system, according to a new animal study published in the current issue ofCurrent Topics in Nutraceutical Research.  The study, conducted at the Center for Cellular Neurobiology at the University […]

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Handful of Pecans May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

October 1st, 2009 by Jennifer Stone

A recent study shows more than 92 percent of all Americans are at some risk for developing heart disease. The report, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, notes that the continuing U.S. obesity epidemic may bear much of the blame. As harvest season approaches, the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) is recommending […]

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USDA: Pecans Still #1 for Antioxidants Among All Nuts

March 18th, 2008 by Jennifer Stone

Celebrate National Pecan Month with a Healthy Handful of the All-American Nut April is National Pecan Month, and there’s never been a better reason to celebrate.  The latest research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms pecans are still the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and are among the top category of foods to contain the […]

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New research from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping reduce the risk of heart disease.  Researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to the pecan’s significant content of vitamin E. “Plant foods, […]

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