The relationship between nut intake and risk of colorectal cancer: a case control study

Year Published: 2018


Nutr J


Lee J, Shin A, Oh JH, Kim J


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

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.