Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2013

Journal

PLoS One

Authors

Núria Ibarrola-Jurado, Mònica Bulló, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Emilio Ros, Miguel A. Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Miquel Fiol, Julia Wärnberg, Ramón Estruch, Pilar Román, Fernando Arós, Ernest Vinyoles, Lluis Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, María-Isabel Covas , Josep Basora, Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Methods

Objective: "To evaluate associations between frequency of nut consumption and prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors [obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS), type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia] in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk."

Key Findings

"Nut consumption was inversely associated with the prevalence of general obesity, central obesity, MetS, and diabetes in subjects at high cardiovascular risk."