Liver Health

Year Published: 2019


BMJ Open


Chen BB, Han Y, Pan X, Yan J, Liu W, Li Y, Lin X, Xu S, Peng XE


This was a case-control study in 534 patients diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in China. Authors examined the relationship between nut consumption and NAFLD. Nuts in this study included peanuts, walnuts, and seeds.

Key Findings

For men who ate the highest amount of nuts (including peanuts), nut consumption was associated with a 57% reduced risk of NAFLD compared with men who did not consume nuts.