Walnut ingestion in adults at risk for diabetes: effects on body composition, diet quality, and cardiac risk measures
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    Re:Nutty conclusion in walnut study
    • Valentine Y. Njike, Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation
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      • Rockiy Ayettey, Paul Petraro, Judith A. Treu, David L. Katz

    We appreciate the attention to our manuscript[1].

    We will start by emphasizing that we cannot control what has been written in the media about this study. We will therefore limit our response to the reviewer's comments that directly pertain to our manuscript.

    The results of this study are clearly enumerated in the paper, with the supporting data shown in every instance[1]. We distinguish explicitly be...

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    Nutty conclusion in walnut study

    This study purports to show that eating walnuts lowers cholesterol level, a claim enthusiastically and uncritically repeated in the media (e.g."A handful of walnuts a day may help lower cholesterol:study", CTV News, November 25, 2015). Unfortunately, the claim is spurious, as the published data show no such effect.

    The study is well-controlled in including a randomized control group...

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