Effects of pistachios on cardiovascular disease risk factors and potential mechanisms of action: a dose-response study

Sarah K. Gebauer, Sheila G. West, Colin D. Kay, Petar Alaupovic, Deborah Bagshaw, Penny M. Kris-Etherton

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Nut consumption lowers cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Studies are lacking about the effects of pistachios, a nutrient-dense nut, on CVD risk factors, dose-response relations, and lipid-lowering mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-659
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


  • Apolipoproteins
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Diet, Fat-Restricted
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Lipoproteins
  • Male
  • Phytotherapy
  • Pistacia
  • Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase

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