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One ounce of nuts per day associated with a 17% lower total risk of death over next 4 to 30 years
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One serving of nuts per day—one ounce or 28 grams—was associated with a 17% lower total risk of death over the next 4 to 30 years according to an meta-analysis of 18 studies that looked at nut consumption.
Nuts associated with 29% lower risk of cardiovascular disease
One serving of nuts per day was associated with a 29% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease over 4 to 30 years.
Content of Nuts
Nuts contain several healthful compounds
“Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, high-quality vegetable protein, and minerals (eg, magnesium and potassium),” the authors notes.
“Nuts also have high contents of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolics.”
Luo C, Zhang Y, Ding Y, Shan Z, Chen S, Yu M, Hu FB, and Liu L. Nut consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr, 2014 May 21; 100(1): 256-269.
Author’s Contact Info
Tongji Medical College
13 Hangkong Road
Frank B. Hu
Harvard School of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA
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