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Nut consumption for vascular health and cognitive function.
Nutr Res Rev. 2014 Jun; 27(1):131-58.NR

Abstract

Nuts are rich in many nutrients that can benefit multiple cardiometabolic functions, including arterial compliance, blood pressure, inflammation, glucoregulation and endothelial vasodilatation. Impaired vasodilatation may contribute to impaired cognitive performance due to poor cerebral perfusion. The present narrative review examines associations between nut consumption, vascular health and cognitive function. It includes a systematic search which identified seventy-one epidemiological or intervention studies in which effects of chronic nut consumption on blood pressure, glucoregulation, endothelial vasodilator function, arterial compliance, inflammatory biomarkers and cognitive performance were evaluated. Weighted mean changes were estimated where data were available; they indicate that nut consumption reduces blood pressure and improves glucoregulation, endothelial vasodilator function and inflammation, whilst a limited number of studies suggest that nut consumption may also improve cognitive performance. Further clinical trials are warranted to explore relationships between nut consumption, endothelial function and cognitive function.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nutrition Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia,GPO Box 2471,Adelaide,SA5001,Australia.Clinical Nutrition Research Centre,University of Newcastle,Callaghan,NSW 2308,Australia.Nutrition Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia,GPO Box 2471,Adelaide,SA5001,Australia.Nutrition Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia,GPO Box 2471,Adelaide,SA5001,Australia.Nutrition Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia,GPO Box 2471,Adelaide,SA5001,Australia.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24866624

Citation

Barbour, Jayne A., et al. "Nut Consumption for Vascular Health and Cognitive Function." Nutrition Research Reviews, vol. 27, no. 1, 2014, pp. 131-58.
Barbour JA, Howe PR, Buckley JD, et al. Nut consumption for vascular health and cognitive function. Nutr Res Rev. 2014;27(1):131-58.
Barbour, J. A., Howe, P. R., Buckley, J. D., Bryan, J., & Coates, A. M. (2014). Nut consumption for vascular health and cognitive function. Nutrition Research Reviews, 27(1), 131-58. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954422414000079
Barbour JA, et al. Nut Consumption for Vascular Health and Cognitive Function. Nutr Res Rev. 2014;27(1):131-58. PubMed PMID: 24866624.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nut consumption for vascular health and cognitive function. AU - Barbour,Jayne A, AU - Howe,Peter R C, AU - Buckley,Jonathan D, AU - Bryan,Janet, AU - Coates,Alison M, Y1 - 2014/05/27/ PY - 2014/5/29/entrez PY - 2014/5/29/pubmed PY - 2015/2/24/medline SP - 131 EP - 58 JF - Nutrition research reviews JO - Nutr Res Rev VL - 27 IS - 1 N2 - Nuts are rich in many nutrients that can benefit multiple cardiometabolic functions, including arterial compliance, blood pressure, inflammation, glucoregulation and endothelial vasodilatation. Impaired vasodilatation may contribute to impaired cognitive performance due to poor cerebral perfusion. The present narrative review examines associations between nut consumption, vascular health and cognitive function. It includes a systematic search which identified seventy-one epidemiological or intervention studies in which effects of chronic nut consumption on blood pressure, glucoregulation, endothelial vasodilator function, arterial compliance, inflammatory biomarkers and cognitive performance were evaluated. Weighted mean changes were estimated where data were available; they indicate that nut consumption reduces blood pressure and improves glucoregulation, endothelial vasodilator function and inflammation, whilst a limited number of studies suggest that nut consumption may also improve cognitive performance. Further clinical trials are warranted to explore relationships between nut consumption, endothelial function and cognitive function. SN - 1475-2700 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24866624/Nut_consumption_for_vascular_health_and_cognitive_function_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0954422414000079/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -