The association between left ventricular hypertrophy and consumption of nuts, including peanuts, pine nuts, and almonds

Year Published: 2021


Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis


Sung Keun Park, Chang-Mo Oh, Jeong Gyu Kang, Hyo Sun Seok, Ju Young Jung


This study examined 34,617 men and 12,257 women and looked at the relationship beterrn nut consumption (including peanuts, pine nuts, and almonds) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is a thickening of the wall of the heart's main pumping chamber, most times caused by high blood pressure.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that nut consumption ≥2/week was associated with the decreased probability of LVH in women.