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

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.