Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2007


Obesity (Silver Spring)


Bes-Rastrollo M, Sabaté J, Gómez-Gracia E, Alonso A, Martínez JA, Martínez-González MA


This study included 8,865 men and women in Spain. The aim was to examine the relationship between nut consumption (including peanuts) and weight gain.

Key Findings

Participants who consumed nuts two times or more per week had a 30% lower risk of weight gain than those who never or almost never ate nuts. The authors conclude that nut consumption is "an important component of a cardioprotective diet that may also allay fears of possible weight gain."