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In a recent study in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, researchers from South Korea explored how consuming nuts affected left ventricular hypertrophy.
Despite studies showing nut consumption is potentially helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease, there is not sufficient research on the association between nut consumption and left ventricular hypertrophy.
The study included participants from the Kangbuk Samsung Health Study and was separated by 34,617 men and 12,257 women. Participants completed a food-frequency questionnaire highlighting peanuts, pine nuts, and almond consumption, and they received echocardiography. Moreover, the group was split into two subgroups: the non-hypertensive/non-diabetic group and the hypertensive or diabetic group.
In conclusion, the results showed that for women of both subgroups, those with hypertension or diabetes and those without hypertension and diabetes, nut consumption was associated with a lower risk of left ventricular hypertrophy. For men of both subgroups, the results did not show a significant association.
Park, S. K., Oh, C. M., Kang, J. G., Seok, H. S., & Jung, J. Y. (2020). The association between left ventricular hypertrophy and consumption of nuts, including peanuts, pine nuts, and almonds. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.