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Articles August 2010 Issue

“Best Evidence Yet” for Heart-Health Benefits of Nuts

A healthy handful of nuts may help protect you against heart disease by improving cholesterol levels, according to a new study. Lead researcher Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, of Loma Linda University said the findings, which pooled results from 25 controlled trials in seven countries, provided “the best evidence yet that eating nuts reduces LDL cholesterol” and improves levels of fats in the blood.

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