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Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL S...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5525107
The Journal of Nutrition; Berryman CE, Fleming JA et. al.

Jun 15th, 2017 - Background: Almonds may increase circulating HDL cholesterol when substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack in an isocaloric diet, yet little is known about the effects on HDL biology and function.Objective: The objective was to determine whether incorporating 43 g almonds/d in a cholesterol-lowering diet would improve HDL subspecies and function, which were secondar...

Dietary Almonds Increase Serum HDL Cholesterol in Coronary Artery Disease...
https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.114.207944
The Journal of Nutrition; Jamshed H, Sultan FA et. al.

Aug 13th, 2015 - More than one-half of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients have low HDL cholesterol despite having well-managed LDL cholesterol. Almond supplementation has not been shown to elevate circulating HDL cholesterol concentrations in clinical trials, perhaps because the baseline HDL cholesterol of trial subjects was not low. This clinical trial was designed to test the e...

Eating almonds with chocolate may lower cholesterol
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cholesterol-almonds-chocolate/eating-almonds-with-chocolate-may-lower-cholesterol-idUSKBN1DZ2Z4

Dec 5th, 2017 - (Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese people who eat almonds and chocolate every day may have lower cholesterol than their counterparts who don’t consume these foods, a recent experiment suggests. Consumed separately, almonds and chocolate have each been linked to lower blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and hunger levels in previous studies. All of these thi...

A randomized, controlled trial on the effects of almonds on lipoprotein response...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446393
Lipids in Health and Disease; Williams PT, Bergeron N et. al.

Apr 4th, 2019 - Almonds have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol but there is limited information regarding their effects on the dyslipidemia characterized by increased levels of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that is associated with abdominal adiposity and high carbohydrate intake. The objective of the present study was to test wheth...

Influence of body mass index and serum lipids on the cholesterol-lowering effect...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2011.03.007
Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD; Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sabaté J et. al.

May 16th, 2011 - Short-term (4-9 weeks) human feeding trials have shown nut consumption to reduce serum total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-cholesterol (LDL). We hypothesized that individual levels of BMI, LDL, TC and triglycerides modify the cholesterol-lowering effect of almonds in a 24-week almond supplementation trial in a free-living population. We performed secondary analysis on dat...

Crossover study of diets enriched with virgin olive oil, walnuts or almonds. Eff...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2010.12.006
Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD; Damasceno NR, Pérez-Heras A et. al.

Mar 22nd, 2011 - Virgin olive oil (VOO) and nuts are basic components of the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy dietary pattern. Nuts have well known cholesterol lowering effects, while evidence is unclear for VOO. We designed a study in hypercholesterolemic patients to assess the effects on serum lipids and other intermediate markers of cardiovascular risk of replacing 40% of the fat in the back...

Effect of almonds on insulin secretion and insulin resistance in nondiabetic hyp...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2008.01.032
Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental; Jenkins DJ, Kendall CW et. al.

Jun 16th, 2008 - Nuts appear to have a marked effect in cohort studies in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), but their demonstrated ability to lower cholesterol can only explain a proportion of the reduction in risk. Our aim was to assess whether improvement in carbohydrate metabolism provides a further explanation for the effect of nuts in reducing CHD. The effects of whole almonds...

Almonds reduce biomarkers of lipid peroxidation in older hyperlipidemic subjects.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/138.5.908
The Journal of Nutrition; Jenkins DJ, Kendall CW et. al.

Apr 21st, 2008 - Nut consumption has been associated with reduced coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. In addition to cholesterol-lowering properties, almonds have been shown to lower oxidized LDL concentrations. However, little is known regarding their effects on other markers of oxidative stress. The dose-response effects of whole almonds, taken as snacks, were compared with low-saturated f...

Effects of daily almond consumption on cardiometabolic risk and abdominal adiposity in ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330049
Journal of the American Heart Association; Berryman CE, West SG et. al.

Jan 6th, 2015 - Evidence consistently shows that almond consumption beneficially affects lipids and lipoproteins. Almonds, however, have not been evaluated in a controlled-feeding setting using a diet design with only a single, calorie-matched food substitution to assess their specific effects on cardiometabolic risk factors. In a randomized, 2-period (6 week/period), crossover, controlled-feeding study...

Almonds a healthy snack substitute for dieters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-almonds-snack/almonds-a-healthy-snack-substitute-for-dieters-idUSBRE86I17U20120719

Jul 19th, 2012 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Substituting almonds for less healthy foods could help dieters stick to a calorie-controlled diet, and lower their cholesterol at the same time, says a new study. “Nuts, and in this case almonds, shouldn’t be on the ‘do not eat’ list, they can be effectively incorporated in a weight loss plan, with the caveat that they have to be portion controll...

Let's Get Nuts! Eating Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, and Other Nuts Improves Lipid Levels
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721810

May 13th, 2010 - May 14, 2010 (Loma Linda, California) — The consumption of nuts of nearly any type improves blood lipid levels, lowering total- and LDL-cholesterol levels, and improves important lipid ratios, according to the results of a new meta-analysis [1]. The cholesterol-lowering effects of nuts are dose related and more pronounced in individuals with higher baseline LDL-cholesterol levels and in those w...

Almonds Improve Lipid Profile, May Reduce CHD Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/440314

Aug 18th, 2002 - Aug. 20, 2002 — Although nuts have been touted to be beneficial for heart disease, some physicians have hesitated to recommend them due to their high fat content. In a calorie-controlled trial described in the August issue of Circulation, investigators demonstrated a dose-response relationship in which 7g of almonds lowered low-density (LDL) cholesterol levels by 1%. "This study s...

Effects of tree nuts on blood lipids, apolipoproteins, and blood pressure: systematic r...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4658458
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Del Gobbo LC, Falk MC et. al.

Nov 12th, 2015 - The effects of nuts on major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, including dose-responses and potential heterogeneity by nut type or phytosterol content, are not well established. We examined the effects of tree nuts (walnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts) on blood lipids [total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ...

Almond consumption reduces LDL cholesterol
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/786002

Aug 18th, 2002 - Mon, 19 Aug 2002 20:00:00 Dallas, TX - New data from a crossover feeding study have shown that consuming almonds reduced not only LDL but Lp(a) and oxidized LDL concentrations as well as improved LDL:HDL ratios in a dose-response fashion among patients with hypercholesterolemia. As long as overall calories are controlled, these patients may benefit from the addition of almonds...

Effect of almond consumption on vascular function in patients with coronary artery dise...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4469426
Nutrition Journal; Chen CY, Holbrook M et. al.

Jun 17th, 2015 - Almonds reduce cardiovascular disease risk via cholesterol reduction, anti-inflammation, glucoregulation, and antioxidation. The objective of this randomized, controlled, cross-over trial was to determine whether the addition of 85 g almonds daily to a National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Step 1 diet (ALM) for 6 weeks would improve vascular function and infl...

Almond consumption and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with prediabetes.
https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2010.10719833
Journal of the American College of Nutrition; Wien M, Bleich D et. al.

Sep 13th, 2010 - The authors tested the hypothesis that in adults with prediabetes, an almond-enriched American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet improves measures of insulin sensitivity and other cardiovascular risk factors compared with an ADA nut-free diet. Randomized parallel-group trial. Outpatient dietary counseling and blood analysis. Sixty-five adult participants with prediabetes. Sixteen weeks of dietar...

Diet Lowered LDL by 30%
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/26446/cardiology/diet-lowered-ldl-30
Family Practice News; Mitchel L. Zoler

NEW YORK — Diet can work almost as well as a statin for cutting a patient's level of LDL cholesterol. Patients who stuck with a highly structured diet rich in plant sterols, soy protein, viscous fibers, and almonds maintained their serum LDL-cholesterol level at 30% below their baseline level for a year, a decrease that was similar to the average 33% drop seen in patients t.