Metabolic Syndrome

Year Published: 2022

Journal

Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Authors

Omid Eslami, Fatemeh Khorramrouz, Mohammadhassan Sohouli, Niloofar Bagheri, Farzad Shidfar, Maria Luz Fernandez

Methods

Randomized controlled trials evaluating the effects of nut consumption on the metabolic profile of healthy adults with overweight/obesity have yielded conflicting results. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to summarize the effects of incorporating nuts into the diet on serum lipid profile, glycemic markers, and blood pressure in healthy adults with overweight/obesity.

Key Findings

Overall, incorporating nuts into the diet of healthy adults with overweight/obesity have favorable effects on serum TG and LDL-C. Thus, nuts might exert protective effects against dyslipidemia in this population.