Aging

Year Published: 2018

Journal

The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, gly171

Authors

Lucía Arias-Fernández Marcos D Machado-Fragua Auxiliadora Graciani, PhD Pilar Guallar-Castillón, PhD José R Banegas, PhD Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, PhD Alberto Lana, PhD Esther Lopez-Garcia, PhD

Methods

This study involved 3,289 individuals 60 years of age or older from the Seniors-ENRICA cohort study in Spain. Authors tested the relationship between nut consumption (peanuts and tree nuts) and impairment of physical function in older adults.

Key Findings

Men who consumed 11.5 grams of nuts per day or more had a 41% lower risk of impaired agility and 50% lower risk of impaired mobility than those who consumed none. Women had a 35% lower risk of impaired overall physical function when consuming 11.5 grams or more per day vs consuming none.