Nut consumption and risk of colorectal cancer in women
Year Published: 2016
Eur J Clin Nutr
Meng Yang, PhD, MPH, Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Meir J. Stampfer, MD, DrPH, Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH, Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, Kana Wu, MD, PhD, MPH, and Ying Bao, MD, ScD
This study utilized data from the Nurses' Health Study (75,680 women) to examine the association between consumption of peanuts and other nuts and colorectal cancer risk.
Key Findings: Women who reported eating nuts 2 or more times per week had a 13% lower risk of colorectal cancer than those who rarely consumed nuts. These results were mildly significant.