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Nuts Help People Live Longer

by Berkeley Wellness  

Consumption of nuts may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature death, according to a new analysis of 20 studies, published in BMC Medicine.

It linked consumption of just 1 ounce of nuts (tree nuts or peanuts) a day to a 29 percent decreased risk of heart disease and a 15 percent lower risk of cancer. Moreover, compared to people who ate little or no nuts, those eating an ounce a day had 22 percent lower all-cause mortality rates, with the biggest drops seen for deaths from in­­fectious diseases, respiratory illnesses, and diabetes.

Nut intakes greater than an ounce a day brought modest additional decreases in risk.

Also see The Good News About Nuts.