Pistachio Consumption Reduces Blood Sugar, Systolic BP and I
This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed on data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effect of pistachio consumption on MetS components. The PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar and Web of Science databases were searched from 1986 to 2021. Seventeen RCTs including 940 adults met the inclusion criteria for this systematic review and meta-analysis. Pistachio supplementation significantly reduced systolic blood pressure (BP; MD, –2.89mmHg, 95%CI: –4.11 to –1.67; P<0.001), triglycerides (MD, –16.76 mg/dL, 95%CI: –16.89 to –16.64; P<0.001), fasting blood glucose (MD, –3.62 mg/dL, 95%CI: –6.45 to –0.8; P<0.001,) and increased HDL (MD, 1.43 mg/dL, 95%CI: 1.39 to 1.47; P<0.001) levels. However, there were not observed considerable changes in waist circumference, diastolic BP, and body mass index.

The results of this research show that pistachio consumption could improve some MetS components, including systolic blood pressure, triglyceride, fasting blood glucose, and HDL levels, without affecting anthropometric indices and diastolic BP.

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