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A review of the evidence: nuts and body weight.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007; 16(4):588-97.AP

Abstract

There is currently no single dietary or lifestyle intervention that is effective in long-term weight loss. Traditional weight loss diets tend to be low in total fat and therefore often restrict nut consumption. However, nuts are an important source of many vitamins, minerals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This paper reviewed all the available evidence from the literature in relation to nut consumption and body weight. The findings show that the role of nut consumption in body weight management is varied. Nuts, when included as part of an energy-controlled diet, were found in some instances to assist with weight loss. However, when nuts were added to an existing diet without controlling for energy intake, body weight increased, although to a lesser extent than theoretically predicted. There is limited evidence on the effect nut consumption has on type 2 diabetes, although available evidence indicates that nuts as part of a healthy diet do not cause weight gain and can have a positive influence on the fatty acid profile of a person with diabetes. This review shows there is a lack of evidence to support the restriction of nut consumption in weight management, indicating that further research is needed to assess the role of nuts in weight management.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Food and Nutrition Australia, NSW, Australia. snatoli@foodnut.com.auNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18042516

Citation

Natoli, Sharon, and Penelope McCoy. "A Review of the Evidence: Nuts and Body Weight." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 588-97.
Natoli S, McCoy P. A review of the evidence: nuts and body weight. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):588-97.
Natoli, S., & McCoy, P. (2007). A review of the evidence: nuts and body weight. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16(4), 588-97.
Natoli S, McCoy P. A Review of the Evidence: Nuts and Body Weight. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):588-97. PubMed PMID: 18042516.
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