Nut consumption may actually lower death rates.
An analysis of 75,000 women in the Nurses Health Study and more than 40,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study revealed those who ate nuts once a week had a lower death rate than those who do not eat nuts. When nut consumption increased even more, the death rate fell for both cancer and heart disease. Both tree nuts and peanuts demonstrated similar results.
Nuts should be a part of a balanced, healthful diet.
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.