Cancer

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Nutr J

Authors

Lee J, Shin A, Oh JH, Kim J

Methods

This was a case-control study comparing 923 cases of colorectal cancer to 1846 controls (normal cases) from the National Cancer Canter in Korea. Dietary information was gathered from a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that included peanuts, pine nuts, and almonds as 1 food item. The authors used logistic regression to estimate risk of colorectal cancer with nut intake.

Key Findings

High nut consumption (including peanuts) was associated with reduced colorectal cancer risk among both men and women when comparing those who consumed nuts 3 or more times per week to those who consumed none.