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- PreviewPhung and colleagues (1) reported the results of a meta-analysis of five controlled studies (with 142 participants; almond consumption was 25 to 168 g/day) designed to evaluate effects of almonds on lipids and lipoproteins. They concluded that almond consumption significantly lowered total cholesterol “[weighted mean difference 6.95 mg/dL (95% confidence interval [CI] 13.12 to −0.772) (−0.18 mmol/L [95% CI 0.34 to −0.02])] and showed a strong trend toward reducing LDL [low-density lipoprotein] cholesterol [weighted mean difference −5.79 mg/dL (95% CI −11.2 to 0.00) (−0.15 mmol/L [95% CI −0.29 to 0.00])].