The role of tree nuts and peanuts in the prevention of coronary heart disease: multiple potential mechanisms.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Year Published: 2007
Kris-Etherton PM, Hu FB, Ros E, Sabaté J
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.