Mixed Nut Consumption May Improve Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Adults
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Year Published: 2019
Abbaspour N, Roberts T, Hooshmand S, Kern M, Hong MY
The aim of this study was to look at the relationship between daily consumption of 42.5 grams of mixed nuts (including peanuts) on cardiovascular disease risk factors in 48 overweight and obese adults. This was compared to eating pretzels with the same number of calories each day.
Key Findings: Results showed that supplementing the diet with mixed nuts improved both body weight and insulin levels in participants after 4 and 8 weeks. In contrast, the pretzel snack increased triglyceride levels from 4-8 weeks.