Longevity, Overview

Year Published: 2015

Journal

Int J Epidemiol

Authors

van den Brandt PA, Schouten LJ

Methods

This study used data from the Netherlands Cohort Study, which examined 120,852 men and women aged 55-69. Dietary surveys provided information on nut intake. Authors looked at the relationship between nut (peanuts and tree nuts) and peanut butter intake and mortality.

Key Findings

Consumption of nuts, including peanuts, was associated with a significantly reduced mortality risk. There was a 17% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality and a 44% reduced risk of dying from neurodegenerative diseases in participants who consumed 10g/day or more of nuts compared with those who consumed none.