Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2007

Journal

J Nutr

Authors

Kris-Etherton PM, Hu FB, Ros E, Sabaté J

Methods

Authors in this study gathered four large epidemiological studies and analyzed their evidence regarding peanut/tree nut consumption for the prevention of coronary heart disease. They also examined the mechanisms by which nut consumption is protective.

Key Findings

Results showed that nut consumers with the highest intake had a 35% reduced risk of coronary heart disease incidence. Authors highlighted the various compounds that play a role in protection: fatty acids, plant protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phytosterols, phenolic compounds, resveratrol, and arginine.