Walnuts protect against ulcerative colitis

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — American scientists argue that patients with ulcerative colitis should include walnuts in their diet. The components contained in them, the researchers believe, will protect against intestinal inflammation, and also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Scientists conducted a series of experiments on mice, during which it was also shown – the use of walnuts prevented the development of ulcerative colitis.

The disease in question is a form of inflammatory bowel disease , and is characterized by chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

During the experiment, it was found that regular consumption of walnuts improved the condition of animals, restoring the integrity of the mucous membrane of the large intestine.

Within two weeks of the “nut” diet, in which nuts accounted for up to 14% of the diet, the composition of feces has changed, which means that the composition of the intestinal microbiota has changed.

Scientists led by Daniel Rosenberg (Daniel Rosenberg) have calculated that the recommended serving of walnuts for a person – 20-25 nuts per day.

However, eating nuts in such quantities is not necessary at all, the researchers plan to find out exactly which components cause the observed effect – in this case, it will be enough to use certain drugs that will help improve the condition.

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