Nut Consumptions as a Marker of Higher Diet Quality in a Mediterranean Population at High Cardiovascular Risk
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Year Published: 2019
Bibiloni MDM, Julibert A, Bouzas C, Martínez-González MA, Corella D, Salas-Salvadó J, Zomeño MD, Vioque J, Romaguera D, Martínez JA, Wärnberg J, López-Miranda J, Estruch R, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Arós F, Tinahones F, Serra-Majem L, Martín V, Lapetra J, Vázquez C, Pintó X, Vidal J, Daimiel L, Delgado-Rodríguez M, Matía P, Ros E, Fernández-Carrión R, Garcia-Rios A, Zulet MA, Orozco-Beltrán D, Schröder H, Fitó M, Bulló M, Basora J, Cenoz JC, Diez-Espino J, Toledo E, Tur JA
The purpose of this study was "to assess the associations between consumption of nuts and nutrient adequacy and diet quality in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk."
Key Findings: Results showed that nut consumers had a better diet quality than non-nut consumers. Nut consumers were also less likely to be below the requirements for several micronutrients including vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, E, folic acid, Calcium, Potassion, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc, and Iodine.