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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What are the health effects related to the consumption of nuts?

Conclusion Statement

There is moderate evidence that consumption of unsalted peanuts and tree nuts, specifically walnuts, almonds and pistachios, in the context of a nutritionally adequate diet and when total calorie intake is held constant, has a favorable impact on cardiovascular disease risk factors, particularly serum lipid levels.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate

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2010 DGAC Fatty Acids and Cholesterol Subcommittee

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