February 2021.

About this episode:

The momentum for nuts and heart health initially started following the publication of a landmark study in 1992: ‘A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease’. This concluded that regular nut eaters had half the risk of heart disease, compared to those who didn’t eat nuts.

Decades on, and the evidence for nuts and heart health continues to grow.

The body of evidence suggests that a regular intake of nuts is linked with improvements in heart health markers, including total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and the LDL: HDL cholesterol ratio, as well as reductions in mortality from cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.

Elizabeth Neale explains how nuts contribute to heart health.

About today’s guest:

Dr Elizabeth Neale is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. She completed her PhD in nutrition at the University of Wollongong in 2012. Elizabeth currently works as a Career Development Fellow (Lecturer) at the University of Wollongong.

Elizabeth’s research focuses on the evidence-based framework in nutrition, with a particular focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses in nutrition. Her research also explores the impact of nut consumption on risk factors for chronic diseases.

Dr Elizabeth Neale
Dr Elizabeth Neale

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Host: Belinda Neville


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