Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study

WAHA Study

Do Walnuts Affect Aging?

We’re delighted that you have an interest in the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study now being conducted at Loma Linda University. Please explore this website for information about the study. We look forward to seeing you at one of our information meetings.

About the study

The Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University has conducted many research studies testing the effects of nuts on health. Among the results that have been discovered we have found that incorporating walnuts and almonds into the diet lowers cholesterol, which lowers the risk of heart disease. However we don’t know much about the role of nuts in healthy aging. This will be the first large study to test if walnuts play a part in healthy aging, particularly with regard to cognition, eye health, inflammation, risk factors for heart disease and nutritional status.