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Frequency of nut consumption and mortality risk in the PREDIMED nutrition intervention trial.

High consumers of nuts are less likely to die from chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

This study evaluated the relationship between nut intake and mortality risk. Researchers examined dietary data and mortality records of 7,216 Spanish men and women between the ages of 55-80 years. They discovered that regular consumption of 3 or more servings of nuts per week decreased the risk of dying from chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, by 39%. The findings of this study reveal that generous intake of nuts may significantly cut down mortality risk.

Research Summary Information

  • 2013
  • Guasch-Ferré M, Bulló M, Martínez-González MÁ, Ros E, Corella D, Estruch R, Fitó M, Arós F, Wärnberg J, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Vinyoles E, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Serra-Majem L, Pintó X, Ruiz-Gutiérrez V, Basora J, Salas-Salvadó J; PREDIMED study group.
  • Human Nutrition Unit, Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • Yes. Potential conflicts disclosure found
  • JS-S has received grants from Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation and is a non-paid member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation. ER has received grants from the California Walnut Commission and is a non-paid member of its Scientific Advisory Committee. No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported for any of the other authors. None of the funding sources played a role in the design, collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
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