Associations between nut consumption and inflammatory biomarkers
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Inflammation
Year Published: 2016
Am J Clin Nutr
Yu Z, Malik VS, Keum N, Hu FB, Giovannucci EL, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Bao Y
This study used data from 5,103 participants from the Nurses' Health Study as well as the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Authors examined the association between nut consumption (including peanuts) and markers of inflammation in the blood (Inflammation is often a sign of or reaction to infection or an onset of disease. It is also important in the study of cardiovascular disease).
Key Findings: Greater total nut consumption was associated with lower markers of inflammation in the blood. Intake of peanuts was associted with decreased inflammatory markers.