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Walnut Study

Cardiovascular benefits occurred with all of the moderate-fat, high-unsaturated-fat diets. The greatest improvement in central diastolic blood pressure occurred following the following the walnut diet. This study demonstrates the benefits of walnuts as a whole-food replacement for saturated fat.

See the article from Penn State News: https://news.psu.edu/story/572467/2019/05/01/research/walnuts-may-help-lower-blood-pressure-those-risk-heart-disease

To read the published results in the Journal of the American Heart Association click here https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.118.011512?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Canola Oil Study (COMIT II)

Novel oils high in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and low in saturated fatty acids are an alternative to partially hydrogenated oils high in trans-unsaturated fatty acids. There is widespread use of high-MUFA oils across the food industry; however, limited knowledge of their cardiovascular impact exists. This study showed high-oleic canola oil, with increased MUFAs, elicited beneficial effects on lipids and lipoproteins comparable to conventional canola oil and consistent with reduced cardiovascular disease risk in adults with central adiposity.

To read the published results in the Journal of Nutrition click here https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/149/3/471/5324295

Avocado Study

Inclusion of one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet has additional LDL-C, LDL-P, and non-HDL-C lowering effects, especially for small, dense LDL. Our results demonstrate that avocados have beneficial effects on cardio-metabolic risk factors that extend beyond their heart-healthy fatty acid profile.

To read the published results in the Journal of the American Heart Association click here https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.114.001355?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Pistachio Study

Daily pistachio consumption improves some cardiometabolic risk factors including blood cholesterol, triglyerides, and longer-term glucose control in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Our findings support recommendations that individuals with diabetes follow healthy dietary patterns that include nuts.

To read the published result in Metabolic click here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4872503/

Almond Study

Almonds reduced non-HDL-C, LDL-C, and central adiposity, important risk factors for cardiometabolic dysfunction, while maintaining HDL-C concentrations. Therefore, daily consumption of almonds (1.5 oz.), substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack, may be a simple dietary strategy to prevent the onset of cardiometabolic diseases in healthy individuals.

To read the published results in the Journal of the American Heart Association click here https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.114.000993?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Peanut Study

The inclusion of 85 g peanuts (3 ounces) as part of a high-fat meal improved the postprandial triglyceride response and preserved vascular function in healthy overweight or obese men.

To read the published results in the Journal of Nutrition click here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5404215/