Abstract Title:

Nuts and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

Abstract Source:

Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2018 Aug 9 ;20(10):48. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PMID: 30094487

Abstract Author(s):

A M Coates, A M Hill, S Y Tan

Article Affiliation:

A M Coates


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent epidemiological and clinical studies investigating the consumption of tree nuts and peanuts and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality as well as CVD risk factors.

RECENT FINDINGS: A greater consumption of tree nuts and peanuts is associated with a reduced risk of CVD mortality, as well as lower CVD events. Furthermore, risk factors associated with the development of CVD such as dyslipidemia, impaired vascular function, and hypertension are improved with regular tree nut and peanut consumption through a range of mechanism associated with their nutrient-rich profiles. There is weak inconsistent evidence for an effect of nut consumption on inflammation. There is emerging evidence that consuming tree nuts reduces the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and promotes diversity of gut microbiota, which in turn may improve CVD outcomes. Evidence for CVD prevention is strong for some varieties of tree nuts, particularly walnuts, and length of supplementation and dose are important factors for consideration with recommendations.

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