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What are the health effects related to consumption of nuts? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

There is moderate evidence that consumption of unsalted peanuts and tree nuts, specifically walnuts, almonds and pistachios, in the context of a nutritionally adequate diet and when total calorie intake is held constant, has a favorable impact on cardiovascular disease risk factors, particularly serum lipid levels.

Grade

Moderate
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What are the health effects related to consumption of nuts?

Research Recommendations

Conduct randomized controlled trials comparing different types of nuts on intermediate markers, such as serum lipids, and classify each specific type of nut as more or less associated with CVD risk reduction.

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Nuts and Health