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4 servings of nuts per week associated with 37% lower risk of coronary heart disease
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People who eat four (4) servings of nuts per week have a 37% lower risk of coronary heart disease compared to people who seldom or never consume nuts according to analysis of data from four (4) large epidemiological studies.
Each serving of nuts per week (one ounce or 30 grams) reduced the risk of coronary heart disease death by 8.3%.
“Collectively, the epidemiological data indicates nuts may be one of the most cardio-protective whole foods commonly eaten,” the authors of the paper concluded.
“Simply eating more nuts could save many lives.”
The four large studies that they looked at were the Adventist Health Study, Iowa Women’s Health Study, Nurses’ Health Study and the Physicians’ Health Study.
Kelly JHJ, and Sabate J. Nuts and coronary heart disease: an epidemiological perspective. Br J Nutr, 2006 Nov; 96 Suppl 2: S61-7.
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Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA
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