Peanut consumption improves indices of cardiovascular disease risk in healthy adults.

Year Published: 2003


J Am Coll Nutr


Alper CM, Mattes RD


This was a 30-week intervention study in 15 adults. Participants consumed 500 kcal of their daily energy intake from peanuts. The objective was to determine the effect of peanut consumption on diet composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Dietary fiber, magnesium, folate, copper, and arginine all increased during treament. Authors concluded that peanut consumption augmented the consumption of nutrients associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk.