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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Cashew Nut Study

Research Question:

·        The objectives of this study are to learn about the cardiovascular effects of cashew nuts, and the number of calories in cashew nuts.

Recruitment Criteria:

·         25-75 years of age

·         Body mass index between 20 and 38 kg/m2

·         Not taking cholesterol-lowering medications

·         Nonsmokers

·         Not diabetic


·         Two 4-week diet periods, separated by a 1.5 week break.

·         During the two diet periods, participants will come in to the Center for    breakfast and dinner, Monday-Friday. Lunch and weekend meals will be packed for carryout.

·         There will be a total of 8 blood draws throughout the study (2 at the beginning and end of each diet period).

·         Volunteers will be compensated.


Interested in participating?

·         Please attend one of the following information meetings (you do not need an appointment):


OCTOBER 19 at 5 pm

OCTOBER 20 at 12 pm

OCTOBER 26 at 5 pm

OCTOBER 27 at 12 pm

NOVEMBER 2 at 5 pm

NOVEMBER 3 at 12 pm

NOVEMBER 9 at 5 pm

NOVEMBER 10 at 12 pm  


·         If you have any questions, please email us at or call 301-504-5454 and leave a message.



Last Modified: 10/2/2015
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