14 Nov '17, 5pm

Eating variety of nuts linked to lower heart disease risk

WASHINGTON (AFP) - People who regularly snack on a variety of nuts may face a lower risk of heart disease than people who don't, said the largest study of its kind, which was released this week. Eating five weekly servings of walnuts, peanuts or other kinds of tree nuts was linked to a 14 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 20 per cent lower risk of fatal complications due to hardened arteries, said the report Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Walnuts appeared to be the healthiest option, according to the findings, based on more than 210,000 people who answered regular surveys as part of a nurses' study that spanned 32 years. "After looking at individual nut consumption, eating walnuts one or more times per week was associated with a 19 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 21 per cent lower risk of coronary heart dis...

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