Cashew Consumption May Help Reduce Total and LDL Cholesterol

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April 4, 2017

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has recently published the study titled “Cashew consumption reduces total and LDL cholesterol: a randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding trial”.

The main objective of the study was to investigate the effect of cashew intake on serum lipids in adults with or at risk of high LDL cholesterol. In total, 51 men and women with a median LDL-cholesterol concentration were included in the trial. They consumed a typical American diet with cashews (28-64g of cashews per day) for 28 days or potato chips in the control group.

The results supported that the daily consumption of cashews, when substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack, may be a simple dietary strategy to help manage total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. In conclusion, adding cashews into a typical American diet may help decrease total cholesterol and LDL colesterol.

Mah, E., A Schulz, J., N Kaden, V., L Lawless, L., Rotor, J., B Mantilla, L., J Lisk. D. (2017). Cashew consumption reduces total and LDL cholesterol: a randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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