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People who ate nuts 7-times or more per week were 20% less likely to die during follow-up
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People who ate nuts were 7% to 20% less likely to die during follow-up compared to people who did not eat nuts according to a study looking at data from 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (1980-2010) and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2010).
Comparing those who ate nuts to those who did not, they found a:
- 7% lower risk of dying in those who ate nuts less than once per week
- 11% lower risk of dying in those who ate nuts once (1) per week
- 13% lower risk of dying in those who ate nuts 2-4 times per week
- 15% lower risk of dying in those who ate nuts 5-6 times per week
- 20% lower risk of dying in those who ate nuts 7 or more times per week
“In two large, independent cohorts of nurses and other health professionals, the frequency of nut consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality, independently of other predictors of death,” the authors of the study concluded.
Bao Y, Han J, Hu FB, Giovannucci EL, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, and Fuchs CS. Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality. N Engl J Med, 2013 Nov 21; 369(21): 2001-2011.
Author’s Contact Info
Ying Bao, M.D., Sc.D.
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
181 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 USA
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