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.