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13-7-2011  The efficacy of almonds, pistachios, and a mixture of both, on some risk factors of cardiovascular disease

 

 The efficacy of almonds, pistachios, and a mixture of both, on some risk factors of cardiovascular disease

As this article does not deal with "neft" ["oil" ]......we may believe it Hebberig

 

[Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]

 

Conclusions: The incorporation of nuts into the diet of heart disease patients markedly improved lipid profile and anthropometric measurements

The efficacy of almonds, pistachios, and a mixture of both, on some risk factors of cardiovascular disease 


Khogali, Fathia A M. (1)
Babtean, Abrar M. (2)
Bayahya, Samah H. (2)
Hakeem, Sara H. (2)
Dahlawi, Banan N. (2)
Alharbi, Abrar A. (2)


(1) M.Sc., Ph.D, Clinical Nutrition, University of Umm Al qura 
Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Umm Al-qura, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 
(2) Internship, Clinical Nutrition, University of Umm Al-qura (Clinical dietitian in Makkah hospitals) 
Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Umm Al-qura, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Correspondence:
Fathia A.M.Khogali, 
Mobile No 9660554515358
Email: fathia_khogali@hotmail.com 

 

 

Abstract

Background: Consumption of nuts may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing lipid profile, and high weight and glucose levels.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of some nuts, on metabolic parameters of cardiovascular disease.

Material and Methods: In a completely randomized design, 46 patients (45.65% male, 54.35% female) with mean age of 46.50 10.67 were recruited from Al -Noor Hospital and private clinics. Subjects were assigned randomly into 3 groups to receive the experimental diet 60 g/d of; almonds, pistachios or a mixture of both for 12 weeks.

Results: Significant results among the three treatments were obtained. Total cholesterol (P = 0.004, 0.049, 0.044), LDL-c (P = 0.025, 0.015, 0.001), Triglyceride (P = 0.018, 0.027, 0.049), BMI (p=0.05, 0.009, 0.01) waist circumference (P = 0.001, 0.05, 0.006), Hip circumference (P = 0.021, 0.036, 0.015), weight (P = 0.053, 0.073, 0.032). Improvement of TC:HDL (10.87%,13.04%, 10.64%,) and LDL: HDL (13.79%, 12.16%, 14.29%) for almond, pistachios and mixture respectively. Glucose and HDL-c levels did not change significantly among the groups. No significant differences in measurements within groups were obtained.

Conclusions: The incorporation of nuts into the diet of heart disease patients markedly improved lipid profile and anthropometric measurements. 

Key words: cardiovascular, nuts, lipid profile, glycemic, anthropometrics.