Associations between nut consumption and health vary between omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans

Year Published: 2017




Brown, Rachel C et al


This study examined the relationship between nut consumption and chronic disease risk factors based on dietary pattern: omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that in general, higher nut consumption was associated with lower body mass index and waist circumference, reduced the prevalence of high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as well as reduced the prevalence of heart attack, diabetes, and gallstones. These benefits seemed to be more pronounced in omnivores compared to vegetarians and vegans.