Eating just one serving of nuts every day can help cut heart risk by a third
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A daily serving of nuts can slash the risk of heart disease by nearly a third, new research shows.
Snacking on peanuts, cashews and
It also reduced the number of deaths from all causes by about 17 per cent.
The latest research, by US and Chinese scientists, is the latest in a long line of studies highlighting the substantial health benefits of including nuts as part of the daily diet. Last year, researchers reported in the
Nuts contain a rich combination of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. These work together to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body.
This research technique can produce a stronger result than small-scale studies with limited numbers of people.
They included 18 different studies, covering more than 12,000 cases of type two diabetes, 15,000 cases of heart disease and almost 50,000 deaths.
The results, published online in the
However, there was no significant difference in diabetes rates between nut eaters and non-eaters and a relatively small reduction in the risk of stroke.
In a report on their findings the researchers said: These findings support recommendations to include nuts as part of a healthy dietary pattern for the prevention of chronic diseases.'