Effect of chronic consumption of almonds on body weight in healthy humans

  title={Effect of chronic consumption of almonds on body weight in healthy humans},
  author={James H. Hollis and Richard Mattes},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  pages={651 - 656}
Small changes of diet may reduce CVD risk. One example is the inclusion of nuts. They are rich in fibre, unsaturated fatty acids and phytonutrients. However, their fat content and energy density raise concerns that chronic consumption will promote weight gain. Randomised intervention studies are required to evaluate whether this concern is well founded. This study's aim was to determine if the inclusion of a 1440 kJ serving of almonds in the daily diet results in positive energy balance, and… 
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