Nuts Reduce Disease Risks & Improve Longevity?

Page of Quotes & Links to Science Journal Studies on the Health Benefits of Nuts.

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From reports about the long-living Vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists of California:

A 2001 report in Archives of Internal Medicine states: “those who consume more nuts have been shown to have 35% to 50% lower rates of coronary events in 4 of the largest cohorts in nutritional epidemiologic studies. This is probably due in part to the blood cholesterol–lowering effects of nuts, and perhaps to their unusually high content of antioxidant vitamin E…”
Reference: “Ten years of life: Is it a matter of choice?”, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2001 Jul 9;161(13):1645-52; at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11434797

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From American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Results associating diet with chronic disease in a cohort of 34,192 California Seventh-day Adventists… significant protective associations between nut consumption and fatal and nonfatal IHD [ischemic heart disease] in both sexes… The lifetime risk of IHD was reduced by ≈31% in those who consumed nuts frequently and by 37% in male vegetarians compared with nonvegetarians…”
Reference: “Associations between diet and cancer, ischemic heart disease, and all-cause mortality in non-Hispanic white California Seventh-day Adventists”, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 1999 vol. 70 no. 3 532s-538s; at http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/3/532s

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From JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine: “Conclusion: Our data strongly suggest that the frequent consumption of nuts may protect against risk of CHD [coronary heart disease] events. The favorable fatty acid profile of many nuts is one possible explanation for such an effect.”
Specifically: “Subjects who consumed nuts frequently (more than four times per week) experienced substantially fewer definite fatal CHD events (relative risk, 0.52…) and definite nonfatal myocardial infarctions (relative risk, 0.49…), when compared with those who consumed nuts less than once per week…”
Reference: “A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease – The Adventist Health Study”, Archives of Internal Medicine, 1992; 1521416- 1424; at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/616417

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“According to Gary Fraser, a doctor and professor at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, “Adventists who consumed nuts at least five times a week had about half the risk of heart disease of those who didn’t. This was true of men, women, vegetarian, non-vegetarian–we split the population up about 16 or 17 different ways and each time asked the question, ‘Does nut consumption matter?’ And every time we saw that it did.” The nut eaters also lived two years longer than those who did not regularly consume nuts…”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/the-lovely-hill-where-people-live-longer-and-happier/272798/

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Some of the clips by Dr Michael Greger MD on the Health Benefits of Nuts:

Nuts May Help Prevent Death
Just a few small servings of nuts a week may increase our lifespan and lower cancer risk.
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMy_R6tlAGA
Text: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-may-help-prevent-death/

Walnuts & Artery Function
Not eating walnuts may double our risk of dying from heart disease (compared to at least one serving a week)—perhaps because nuts appear to improve endothelial function, allowing our arteries to better relax normally.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mt_OxSKKZ0

Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdfHlNXQ9PU

Four Nuts Once a Month
A single serving of Brazil nuts may bring cholesterol levels down faster than statin drugs and keep them down even a month after that single ingestion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMy_R6tlAGA

The Best Nut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHe3SyFvpb8

Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence
The evidence is stronger than ever that the consumption of nuts does not lead to the weight gain one would expect
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRxMhqdmb2Y

Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
Despite the caloric density of both nuts and dried fruit, they do not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrWxMNbgFec
Text: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-fruit-nut-bars-cause-weight-gain/

Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/extra-virgin-olive-oil-vs-nuts/

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Wa_PkWbPg

Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction
Men eating pistachio nuts experienced a significant improvement in blood flow through the penis accompanied by significantly firmer erections in just three weeks—perhaps due to pistachios’ antioxidant, arginine, and phytosterol content.
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TewYl_Yl310
Text: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/pistachio-nuts-for-erectile-dysfunction/

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Some More Science Journal References:

From a 2010 report in the journal Circulation:  “1 serving per day of nuts was associated with a 30% lower risk of CHD [coronary heart disease] compared with 1 serving per day of red meat…
Reference: “Major dietary protein sources and risk of coronary heart disease in women”, Circulation, 2010 Aug 31;122(9):876-83 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20713902 and http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/9/876

“Nut consumption, lipids and risk of a coronary event”, Clin Cardiol. 1999;22(suppl)III-11- III-15; at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10410300

“Frequent nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women: prospective cohort study”, BMJ. 1998;3171341- 1345; at http://www.bmj.com/content/317/7169/1341

“Nut consumption and decreased risk of sudden cardiac death in the Physicians’ Health Study”, Arch Intern Med. 2002 Jun 24;162(12):1382-7; at
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12076237

“Health Benefits of Nut Consumption”, Nutrients. 2010 Jul; 2(7): 652–682; at
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257681/http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/12/16/ajcn.114.099846.full.pdf

“Nut consumption and risk of mortality in the Physicians’ Health Study”, Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Feb;101(2):407-12; at http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/12/16/ajcn.114.099846 and http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/12/16/ajcn.114.099846.full.pdf

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