Diabetes

Year Published: 2002

Journal

JAMA

Authors

Jiang R1, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Liu S, Willett WC, Hu FB.

Methods

This study used data from the Nurses' Health Study (83,818 people) to examine the relationship between nut consumption (peanut, peanut butter, and other nuts) and risk of type 2 diabetes.

Key Findings

Results showed that nut consumption was associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Peanut butter consumption was associated with a 21% reduction in type 2 diabetes risk for women who consumed it 5 times per week or more compared with those who consumed none.