# Table 2 The association of consuming tree nuts with physiologic measures in adults participating in the 2005–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Variable

Number

Tree Nut Consumers LS Mean ± SE

Non-Tree Nut Consumers LS Mean ± SE

p

LDL-C (mg/dL)a

6480

115.5 ± 2.4

115.8 ± 0.6

0.902

HDL-C (mg/dL)a

13,666

54.4 ± 0.6*

52.9 ± 0.3*

0.022

Triglycerides (mg/dL)b

6621

127.4 ± 6.5

134.1 ± 1.9

0.344

Glucose (mg/dL)c

6662

102.1 ± 1.2

104.3 ± 0.4

0.061

Insulin (uU/mL)

6581

11.3 ± 0.5

12.1 ± 0.2

0.125

HOMA-IR

6568

3.0 ± 0.1*

3.3 ± 0.1*

0.043

CRP (mg/dL)d

13,709

0.4 ± 0.04

0.4 ± 0.01

0.276

1. Abbreviations: BMI = body mass index, WC = waist circumference, BP = blood pressure, LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HOMA-IR = Homeostatic Model of Assessment - Insulin Resistance, CRP = C-reactive protein
2. Covariates: Gender, Ethnicity, Age, Poverty Index Ratio, Physical Activity Level (sedentary, moderate, active), Current Smoker Status, Alcohol, and BMI
3. aTo convert mg/dL to mmol/L divide by 38.67
4. bTo convert mg/dL to mmol/L divide by 38.67
5. cTo convert mg/dL to mmol/L multiply by 0.055
6. dTo convert mg/dL to mmol/L multiply by 9.524
7. *Significantly Different