Het eten van amandelen verlaagt mogelijk het cholesterolgehalte

Research Question:
Eating almonds reduces cholesterol levels?

Study Design:
This overview article contained 5 Rcts with 142 participants. The consumption of almonds ranged between 25 to 168 grams per day. There was no heterogeneity in some analyses. There was publication bias.

Results and conclusions:
The researchers found that eating almonds total cholesterol significantly with 6.95 mg/dL [95% CI =-13.12 to-0.772] reduced. Significant is, there is a link at a 95% reliability.

The researchers found that eating almonds the LDL-cholesterol levels with non-significant-5.79 mg/dL [95% CI =-11.2 to-0.00] reduced. Non-significant is, there is no link to a 95% reliability.

The researchers found that eating almonds had no significant effect on the HDL cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and the LDL/HDL ratio.

The researchers concluded that eating 25 to 168 grams almonds per day possible reduced total cholesterol. Possible because there was publication bias.

Original title:
Almonds have a neutral effect on serum lipid profiles: a meta-analysis of randomized trials by Phung O.J. Makanji, SS, [...], Coleman CI.


Additional information about El Mondo:
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Publication bias in an overview article ensure that the found result should be interpreted with caution. Publication bias occurs when studies with unfavorable results not be published. This can be found in an overview article no reliable picture about an effect (positive or negative) between a nutrient and the emergence of a specific disease/condition.