Nut and peanut butter consumption and the risk of lung cancer and its subtypes: A prospective cohort study

Year Published: 2018


Lung Cancer


Lisette Nieuwenhuis, Piet A.van den Brandt


This study involved participants from the Netherlands Cohort Study, which followed men and women for 20 years to examine the relationship between diet and cancer. In this paper, investigators examined the association between consuming peanuts and tree nuts and developing lung cancer.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that both peanut and tree nut consumption were associated with a reduced risk of small cell carcinoma (a type of lung cancer) per 5g/day increment.