Does Nut Consumption Reduce Mortality and/or Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease? An Updated Review Based on Meta-Analyses
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Year Published: 2019
Int J Environ Res Public Health
Yoona Kim, Jennifer B Keogh, and Peter M Clifton
This article was written as a review of the evidence surrounding the relationship between peanut/tree nut consumption and cardiometabolic disease and mortality.
Key Findings: The meta-analysis showed that regular nut consumption decreased CVD mortality up to 35%, CHD mortality up to 30%, stroke mortality up to 18%, CVD incidence up to 19%, CHD incidence up to 34%, and stroke incidence up to 11%. Authors also noted that the protective effect may be through improved concentrations of fasting glucose, total cholesterol, and LDL concentrations.