Sabaté J., G.E. Fraser, 1994. Nuts: a new protective food against coronary heart disease. Current Opinion in Lipidology. 5:11-16.
Recent epidemiological findings indicate that frequent nut consumption offers protection from fatal and non-fatal coronary heart disease events. Although human nutrition studies seem to indicate that nut consumption lowers total and LDL cholesterol, the unique nutrient composition of nuts invites speculation on other mechanisms of protection.