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Are nuts considered a fat to watch out while on accutane or just sugar and saturated fats? i eat 2tbsps +- p day of nuts + some saturated fat not much

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Nuts are healthy: Nuts are a healthy part of your diet but only if you avoid the typical highly salted peanuts common to the states. Recent study of mediterranean diet found benefit from those who ate lots of nuts, say 30g/d: 15g/d of walnuts, 7.5g/d of almonds & 7.5g/d of hazelnuts. Some other studies found benefit from cashews & pistachios, too. But remember, everything in moderation. Chat w/ur nutrititionist.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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Here is reference: Martinez-Lapiscina EH et al. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 13 May 2013. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-304792 (http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2013/04/19/jnnp-2012-304792)
Aug 11, 2013
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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