According to a recent study, published in The Journal of Nutritional Science, macadamia consumption does not lead to weight gain. It may have other positive benefits on cardiometabolic risk factors for overweight and obese adults.
The MAC (Macadamia Nut Effects on Adiposity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors) study was led by Dr. Joan Sabaté and conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University in the US that analyzed how macadamia consumption affects body weight, waist circumference and other cardiometabolic risk factors.
The results showed that consumption of macadamias did not lead to changes in waist circumference, body mass or percentage of body fat. Moreover, compared to the control diet, consumption of macadamias led to lower total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and reductions in average weight and body mass index, although these were not statistically significant.
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