Research Review Highlights the Potential Role of Nut Consumption in Reducing the Burden of Cancer

A recent review paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer    Nuts-620x349

Institute has highlighted the association between regular consumption

of nuts — including tree nuts, of which pistachios are one of the largest

in the group — and a reduced risk of cancer. The review, carried out by

Marco Falasca, Ilaria Casari and Dr Tania Maffucci at The London School

of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, found evidence

suggesting a protective effect for nut consumption in cancers including

colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial cancer in women and prostate cancers in men.

The team also identified research showing a significant inverse association between nut consumption and death from cancer. Based on their findings, the authors suggest that nut consumption should be considered as a tool of intervention to reduce the burden of cancer.