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Health Nuts

posted on June 28, 2002

Health nuts.

A 17-year long U.S. Physicians' Health Study concluded eating a handful of nuts twice a week may cut the risk of heart disease.

A study of 21,000 male physicians found those who consumed an ounce of nuts at least twice a week had a 47 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death compared to those who did not eat nuts at all.

The study also found a 30% lower risk of coronary heart disease death among the nut eaters.

Nuts are a source of unsaturated fats, magnesium and vitamin E.


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