Walnuts and Serum Lipids

George V. Mann, Gabe Mirkin, Michael Mogadam, Ronald J. Prineas, Lawrence H. Kushi, Aaron R. Folsom, Roberd M. Bostick, Ying wu, Joan Sabate, Gary E. Fraser

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Abstract

To the Editor: The report by Sabate et al. (March 4 issue)1 describing a reduction of serum cholesterol levels in normal men after they consumed walnuts has a simple explanation. Three ounces of nuts will supply about 400 kcal daily. The subjects must have reduced their intake of other foods in order to maintain a constant weight. Thus, the energy from nuts would have displaced the energy from other foods containing trans fatty acids. Because of the ubiquity of partially hydrogenated fat additives in food, the average intake of trans fatty acids by Americans is now about 12.5 percent of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Trans Fatty Acids
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Cholesterol
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Mann, G. V., Mirkin, G., Mogadam, M., Prineas, R. J., Kushi, L. H., Folsom, A. R., ... Fraser, G. E. (1993). Walnuts and Serum Lipids. New England Journal of Medicine, 329(5), 358-360. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199307293290513

Walnuts and Serum Lipids. / Mann, George V.; Mirkin, Gabe; Mogadam, Michael; Prineas, Ronald J.; Kushi, Lawrence H.; Folsom, Aaron R.; Bostick, Roberd M.; wu, Ying; Sabate, Joan; Fraser, Gary E.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 329, No. 5, 29.07.1993, p. 358-360.

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Mann, GV, Mirkin, G, Mogadam, M, Prineas, RJ, Kushi, LH, Folsom, AR, Bostick, RM, wu, Y, Sabate, J & Fraser, GE 1993, 'Walnuts and Serum Lipids', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 329, no. 5, pp. 358-360. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199307293290513
Mann GV, Mirkin G, Mogadam M, Prineas RJ, Kushi LH, Folsom AR et al. Walnuts and Serum Lipids. New England Journal of Medicine. 1993 Jul 29;329(5):358-360. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199307293290513
Mann, George V. ; Mirkin, Gabe ; Mogadam, Michael ; Prineas, Ronald J. ; Kushi, Lawrence H. ; Folsom, Aaron R. ; Bostick, Roberd M. ; wu, Ying ; Sabate, Joan ; Fraser, Gary E. / Walnuts and Serum Lipids. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 329, No. 5. pp. 358-360.
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