Nut consumption and risk of mortality in the Physicians’ Health Study

Year Published: 2015


Am J Clin Nutr


Tammy T Hshieh, Andrew B Petrone, J Michael Gaziano, and Luc Djoussé


This cohort study examined 20,742 male physicians over an average time period of 9.6 years. The objective was to look at the relationship between nut consumption and mortality.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Data showed an inverse association between nut consumption and mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease. For participants consuming 5 or more servings per week, nut consumption was associated with a 26% reduced mortality risk.