Cancer

Year Published: 2018

Journal

British Journal of Cancer

Authors

"Maryam Hashemian, Gwen Murphy, Arash Etemadi, Hossein Poustchi, Maryam Sharafkhah, Farin Kamangar, Akram Pourshams, Akbar Fazeltabar Malekshah, Masoud Khoshnia, Abdolsamad Gharavi, Azita Hekmatdoost, Paul J. Brennan, Paolo Boffetta, Sanford M. Dawsey, Christian C. Abnet and Reza Malekzadeh"

Methods

This study in Iran enrolled 50,045 participants between 2004 and 2008. They assessed diet through a food frequency questionnaire, and examined the relationship between nut intake and the most common type of esophageal cancer, which is high in this region of Iran. Nuts included were peanuts, walnuts, and mixed nuts/seeds

Key Findings

Total nut consumption was associated wth a reduced risk for esophageal cancer. Participants who consumed the most nuts had a 40% reduced risk of esophageal cancer compared to those who consumed none.