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Hawaii company OK'd to claim macadamia nuts lower heart risk


KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a Hawaii macadamia nut company's request to claim the nuts can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease under certain circumstances.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval comes two years after discussions began, West Hawaii Today reported ( ) Wednesday.

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Inc. can now claim that "supportive but not conclusive research" shows that eating 1.5 ounces (43 grams) per day of macadamia nuts might reduce the risk of coronary heart disease if eaten "as part of a diet low in...

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