Sabaté, J., 1993. Does nut consumption protect against ischaemic heart disease? Eur J of Clin Nutr. 47(suppl.1):S71-5.
Results of an epidemiological study conducted among California Adventists provides strong evidence that frequent nut consumption has a protective effect on both fatal and non-fatal ischaemic heart disease. It’s plausible, due to the unique composition of nuts, that nuts favorably affect heart disease risk factors and interfere with the process of atherogenesis. Results of human nutritional studies, with varying degrees of methodological rigor all seem to indicate that eating nuts lowers serum cholesterol and favorably modifies the lipoprotein profile.
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