Manage episode 334007299 series 6004
A new study has shown that adding about two servings of pecans a day to your diet produces a greater and more consistent reduction in cholesterol compared to many other interventions. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the results of the study, with a bonus comparison to how avocados also reduce cholesterol levels.
Guarneiri, L. L., Paton, C. M., & Cooper, J. A. (2021). Pecan-enriched diets alter cholesterol profiles and triglycerides in adults at risk for cardiovascular disease in a randomized, controlled trial. The Journal of Nutrition, 151(10), 3091–3101. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab248
Lichtenstein, A. H., Kris‐Etherton, P. M., Petersen, K. S., Matthan, N. R., Barnes, S., Vitolins, M. Z., Li, Z., Sabaté, J., Rajaram, S., Chowdhury, S., Davis, K. M., Galluccio, J., Gilhooly, C. H., Legro, R. S., Li, J., Lovato, L., Perdue, L. H., Petty, G., Rasmussen, A. M., … Reboussin, D. M. (2022). Effect of incorporating 1 avocado per day versus habitual diet on visceral adiposity: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022, e025657. https://doi.org/10.1161/jaha.122.025657