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Nuts and berries for heart health.
Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2010 Nov; 12(6):397-406.CA

Abstract

Nuts are nutrient-dense foods with complex matrices rich in unsaturated fatty acids and other bioactive compounds, such as L-arginine, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and polyphenols. By virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact heart health. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease in both genders and diabetes in women. Limited evidence also suggests beneficial effects on hypertension and inflammation. Interventional studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity. Blood pressure, visceral adiposity, and glycemic control also appear to be positively influenced by frequent nut consumption without evidence of undue weight gain. Berries are another plant food rich in bioactive phytochemicals, particularly flavonoids, for which there is increasing evidence of benefits on cardiometabolic risk that are linked to their potent antioxidant power.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology and Nutrition Service, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic, 08036, Barcelona, Spain. eros@clinic.ub.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20820955

Citation

Ros, Emilio, et al. "Nuts and Berries for Heart Health." Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 12, no. 6, 2010, pp. 397-406.
Ros E, Tapsell LC, Sabaté J. Nuts and berries for heart health. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2010;12(6):397-406.
Ros, E., Tapsell, L. C., & Sabaté, J. (2010). Nuts and berries for heart health. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 12(6), 397-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-010-0132-5
Ros E, Tapsell LC, Sabaté J. Nuts and Berries for Heart Health. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2010;12(6):397-406. PubMed PMID: 20820955.
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