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Articles October 2015 Issue

More Good News for Nut Lovers

Daily handful of nuts associated with lower mortality risk.

For the first time, a combined analysis of data from studies totaling more than 350,000 participants has concluded that a daily handful of nuts not only delivers healthy nutrition—it might also help you live longer. Although the 15 studies were not designed to prove cause and effect, the new meta-analysis reported an association between regular nut consumption and reduced mortality risk. The link was strongest for cardiovascular mortality—in line with research showing heart benefits from eating nuts—but was also seen for deaths from cancer and all causes.

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