Four clinical trials on pecans and heart-health have been published and additional research is underway.
Two studies examined the impact of a pecan-enriched diet on blood cholesterol levels, and two studies were conducted to explore the relation of eating pecans on blood gamma-tocopherols levels and oxidation of LDL “bad” cholesterol.
While these studies provide insights into the potential relationship between pecan-rich diets and cholesterol levels, the results are unique to the study design. Since evidence is limited, more research is needed to understand how compounds in pecans may play a role in supporting normal cholesterol and blood lipids.
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