A Daily Handful of Nuts Linked to 20% Lower Death Risk

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According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating a daily handful of nuts may just reduce your risk of death by 20%.

Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health examined 30 years of data from over 118,000 people. They found that people who ate a handful of nuts every day were 20% less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period compared to those who didn’t eat nuts.

In addition, researchers found:

Heart disease deaths were reduced by 29%
Cancer deaths were reduced by 11%
Because nuts are high in fat and calories many people try to avoid them. But the researchers found that the nut eaters were more slender than those who abstained. The results are consistent with a 2009 Harvard study finding higher nut consumption was associated with a significantly lower…

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