According to a report by National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, it is suggested that at some point during their lifetime, approximately 39.6 percent of women and men will be diagnosed with cancer. In India, it is estimated that 14.5 lakh people are living with the disease, with over 7 lakh new cases being registered every year and 5,56,400 deaths which are said to be cancer related. An estimated 71 percent of all cancer related deaths are occurring in the age group between 30 to 69 years. Therefore, a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, nuts and seeds, as well as protein and fat-free or low-fat dairy, is associated with a reduced risk of certain types of cancer. Walnuts offer a variety of important nutrients, including good fats, making them an ideal ingredient for plant-based meals.

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