Cashew nut supplementation does not significantly improves serum lipid profile in human: a review

This review aimed to examine the effects of cashew nut supplementation on serum lipid profile.

Six randomized clinical trials comprising 531 participants were included in this systematic review. Three studies were included in the meta-analysis model. There were no significant changes for total cholesterol (standardized mean difference [SMD]: -0.02, 95% CI: -0.32, 0.28), triglycerides (SMD: -0.01, 95% CI: -0.22, 0.20), HDL cholesterol (SMD: 0.09, 95% CI: -0.16, 0.34), or LDL cholesterol (SMD: -0.18, 95% CI: -0.75, 0.39).

The results of this analysis demonstrate that treatment with cashew nut supplementation alone did not significantly change serum levels of LDL, HDL, TC, or TG.

Morvaridzadeh M, Sepidarkish M, Farsi F, Akbari A, Mostafai R, Omidi A, Potter E, Heshmati J. Effect of Cashew Nut on Lipid Profile: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Complement Med Res. 2020 Mar 11:1-9.