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5-10 grams of nuts per day associated with 26% lower risk of dying over 10 years
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People who ate 5-10 grams of nuts per day (roughly 0.2 to 0.4 ounces)—tree nuts or peanuts, but not peanut butter—were 26% less likely to die during a 10-year followup according to data from the Netherlands Cohort Study.
Conclusion: nut intake was associated with lower mortality
“In conclusion, this study provides evidence on beneficial effects of nuts on lower overall and cause-specific mortality,” the authors concluded.
“Peanuts showed at least as strong inverse associations as tree nuts, but peanut butter did not.
“Meta-analyses showed consistent risk reductions for cancer and respiratory mortality.”
Subjects: 120,852 men and women, 55– to 69-years-old
The study followed 120,852 men and women aged 55–69 years who had provided information on dietary and lifestyle habits in 1986 for 10 years.
van den Brandt PA, and Schouten LJ. Relationship of tree nut, peanut and peanut butter intake with total and cause-specific mortality: a cohort study and meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol, 2015 Jun 11; First published online.
Author’s Contact Info
Piet A van den Brandt
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Department of Epidemiology
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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