Nut consumption and weight gain in a Mediterranean cohort: The SUN study

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

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."