Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Jehi, T., Sabaté, J., Bitok, E., Sala-Vila, A., Ros, E., Cofan, M., . . . Rajaram, S. (2022). N-3 index is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors but is not improved by walnut intake in free-living elderly: A single-blind, randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0007114522001751 (06/2022)
  • Cofán, Montserrat, Sujatha Rajaram, Aleix Sala-Vila, Cinta Valls-Pedret, Mercè Serra-Mir, Irene Roth, Tania M. Freitas-Simoes, Edward Bitok, Joan Sabaté, and Emilio Ros. "Effects of 2-Year Walnut-Supplemented Diet on Inflammatory Biomarkers." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 76, no. 19 (2020): 2282-2284. (11/2020) (link)
  • Al Abdrabalnabi, A.; Rajaram, S.; Bitok, E.; Oda, K.; Beeson, W.L.; Kaur, A.; Cofán, M.; Serra-Mir, M.; Roth, I.; Ros, E.; Sabaté, J. Effects of Supplementing the Usual Diet with a Daily Dose of Walnuts for Two Years on Metabolic Syndrome and Its Components in an Elderly Cohort. Nutrients 2020, 12, 451. (02/2020) (link)
  • Aleix Sala-Vila, Cinta Valls-Pedret, Sujatha Rajaram, Nina Coll-Padrós, Montserrat Cofán, Mercè Serra-Mir, Ana M Pérez-Heras, Irene Roth, Tania M Freitas-Simoes, Mónica Doménech, Carlos Calvo, Anna López-Illamola, Edward Bitok, Natalie K Buxton, Lynnley Huey, Adam Arechiga, Keiji Oda, Grace J Lee, Dolores Corella, Lídia Vaqué-Alcázar, Roser Sala-Llonch, David Bartrés-Faz, Joan Sabaté, Emilio Ros, Effect of a 2-year diet intervention with walnuts on cognitive decline. The Walnuts And Healthy Aging (WAHA) study: a randomized controlled trial, Am J Clin Nutr. 2020, 1;111(3):590-600. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz328. (01/2020) (link)
  • Bitok, E., et al., Effects of Long-Term Walnut Supplementation on Body Weight in Free-Living Elderly: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 2018. 10(9): p. 1317. (09/2018) (link)
  • Bitok E, Sabaté J. Nuts and Cardiovascular Disease. (2018). Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 61(31): 33-37. (05/2018) (link)
  • Bitok, E., Jaceldo-Siegl, K., Rajaram, Sabate, J. et al. (2017). Favorable Nutrient Intake & Displacement with Long-term Walnut Supplementation among Elderly: Results of a Randomised Trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 118, 201-209. (08/2017) (link)
  • Rajaram, S., Valls-Pedret, C., Cofán, M., Sabaté, J., Serra-Mir, M., Pérez-Heras, A. M., . . .Bitok, E.,… Ros, E. (2017). The Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study (WAHA): Protocol for a Nutritional Intervention Trial with Walnuts on Brain Aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8(333). (01/2017) (link)
  • Azemati Bahar, Rajaram Sujata, Kazzi Natalie, Bitok Edward, & Sabate Joan. (2014). Demographic determinants of body mass index in healthy elderly men and women. FASEB Journal, 28(1), . (04/2014)


  • Rajaram S, Cofán M, Sala-Vila A, Haddad E, Serra-Mir M, Bitok E, Roth I, Freitas-Simoes TM, Kaur A, Valls-Pedret C, Doménech M, Oda K, Corella D, Sabaté J, Ros E. Effects of Walnut Consumption for 2 Years on Lipoprotein Subclasses Among Healthy Elders: Findings From the WAHA Randomized Controlled Trial. Circulation. 2021 Sep 28;144(13):1083-1085. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.054051. Epub 2021 Aug 30. PMID: 34455809; PMCID: PMC8478315. (09/2021) (link)
  • Jasmine Westerdahl, Samantha Peebles, Caitlin Mckee, Olivia Moses, Lida Gharibvand, Gurinder Bains, Edward Bitok, The Effectiveness of a Preoperative Lifestyle-Based Weight Loss Program on Postoperative Outcomes in Bariatric Patients: A Secondary Data Analysis, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021 (06/2021) (link)
  • Jehi, T., Rajaram, S., Sabate, J., Bitok, E., & Oda, K. (2019). The Omega-3 Index and Long-term Walnut Consumption in Elderly Participants of the WAHA Study (P08-107-19). Current Developments in Nutrition, 3(Supplement_1), nzz044-P08. (06/2019) (link)
  • Al Abdrabalnabi, A., Bitok, E., Rajaram, S., Rizzo, N., & Sabaté, J. (2017). A Year-long Trial to Examine the Effects of a Daily Dose of Walnuts on Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in an Elderly Population. The FASEB Journal31, 447-1. (04/2017) (link)
  • Huey, L., Bitok, E., Kazzi, N., Sirirat, R., Tabrizi, S. H., Ros, E. ... & Sabate, J. (2016). Dietary compliance of walnut or no walnut intake in a 1-year randomized intervention trial among free-living elderly in the Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study (WAHA). The FASEB Journal, 30, 1157-10. (09/2016) (link)
  • Bitok, E; Alabdrabalnabi, A; Siapco, G & Sabaté, J (2014). “Consumption of meat-containing convenience foods may increase risk of obesity among adolescents.” The FASEB Journal, 28, 1024-18. (04/2014) (link)
  • Huey, L., Bitok, E., Segovia-Siapco, G., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Association between soy intake, infant feeding type, and obesity risk in adolescents. (1024.19). The FASEB Journal28, 1024-19. (04/2014) (link)
  • Bitok, E; Rajaram, S; Ros, E; Kazzi, N; Huey, L; Jaceldo, K & Sabaté, J (2016). Does a daily walnut supplement given for a year result in body weight gain? The FASEB Journal 30, 1157-5 (03/2014) (link)
  • Bitok, E; Alabdrabalnabi, A; Huey, L; Segovia-Siapco, G & Sabaté, J "Is infant feeding type associated with food consumption pattern during adolescence?” Abstract presented at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN), February 24-26 2013, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. (02/2013)

Books and Chapters

  • Sabate, J., Bitok, E., and Rajaram, S (2020) Effect of Nut Consumption on Blood Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Apolipoproteins – Summary of the Evidence. In Alsava C, Salas-Salvado, J., Ros, E., and Sabate, J (Eds.), Health Benefits of Nuts and Dried Fruits. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. DOI: 10.1201/9781315173337-4 (01/2020)