Recent Tufts University research suggests that walnut consumption can help to mitigate chronic inflammation and ward off cognitive problems. Walnuts have the ability to help your body regulate its inflammatory responses in a way that can protect your brain from damage. This reinforces earlier research on mice which suggests that a walnut-rich diet can reduce the incidence and severity of Alzheimer’s Disease, most likely due to the antioxidants they contain. These findings make an excellent case for additional research into the potential health benefits of walnuts.
- Eating walnuts is great for the body because it can help fight diseases like fighting against inflammation and preventing the decline of the brain.
- When treatment with walnut was done by some researchers they found that this resulted in a slow increase in intra-cellular calcium in a manner dependent on time.
- It was found that overall because it reduced the rise of nitric oxide synthase in the body walnut extracts regulate inflammatory responses in the brain.
“Researchers at Tufts University hypothesized that whole walnut extract inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced microglial activation by regulating calmodulin expression through calcium ions.”