Pistachio nuts 'help prevent CVD'

Eating pistachio nuts every day could help to protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to US research.

The study of 28 healthy men and women found that a diet rich in pistachio nuts lowered total cholesterol levels.

The researchers believe that this is down to the high levels of the antioxidants lutein found in the nuts.

Lead researcher Dr Sarah Gebauer, from Penn State University, concluded: ‘We are truly excited about these results and what they mean for those at risk of CVD.'

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

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