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“Eating Nuts Is Smart”

Currently, a number of articles are singing praises for eating nuts to protect one’s health and possibly prolong the lifespan.  The New England Journal of Medicine published results showing that people who eat a handful of nuts every day live longer than those who do not eat them at all.  Their data was based on a Harvard study, which analyzed data on nearly 120,000 people collected over 30 years, and found that regular nut eaters tended to be slimmer than those who ate no nuts, putting to rest the notion that eating nuts leads to weight gain.  Senior author, Prof. Charles S. Fuchs, said, “The most obvious benefit was a reduction of 29% in deaths from heart disease – the major killer of people in America. But we also saw a significant reduction – 11% – in the risk of dying from cancer.”

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