Meta-analysis of the association between nut consumption and the risks of cancer incidence and cancer-specific mortality

Year Published: 2020


Aging (Albany NY)


Dai Zhang, Cong Dai, Linghui Zhou, Yiche Li, Kang Liu, Yu-Jiao Deng, Na Li, Yi Zheng, Qian Hao, Si Yang, Dingli Song, Ying Wu, Zhen Zhai, Shiyi Cao, and Zhijun Dai


In this study, authors examined a total of 47 studies on nut consumption and cancer mortality/risk. The aim was to investigate the relationship between eating nuts on cancer.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Nut intake was associated with lower cancer risk, specifically colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, and lung cancers. Although the specific results for peanuts/peanut butter did not reach statistical significance, the authors note that more randomized control trials are needed on specific nut types and their associations with different cancer types. All of the studies included here were epidemiologicaal in design.