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Subject: "Eat Nuts, Live Longer" Date: 12/3/2013 11:57 AM
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http://news.health.com/2013/11/21/eat-nuts-live-longer/

"New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from any cause over three decades, compared to those who didn’t eat the tasty snacks...

'This is an observational study, so it’s not absolute in terms of proof,' Fuchs said. 'But prior studies suggest health benefits like a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and lower cholesterol, among other health outcomes.'

People who ate nuts tended to be healthier overall, according to the study. They were leaner, had lower rates of obesity, had lower cholesterol, had less high blood sugar, had smaller waist circumferences, ate more fruits and vegetables, and exercised more than people who ate fewer or no nuts...

Fuchs and his team controlled the data to account for these factors...

One expert said what people who are eating nuts aren’t eating instead is also important...

'This study adds to the research that nuts are part of an overall healthful diet, especially if people are choosing to have nuts instead of chips or candy,' said Alice Bender, associate director for nutrition programs with the American Institute for Cancer Research...

'The best thing to do is to substitute nuts for other foods that may be crunchy or sweet,' Bender said. 'Replace some of those foods that don’t contribute much to our diets with nuts. You’ll be replacing empty calories with a whole food.'

The study was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation, a nonprofit institute that represents nine different nut industries....

The findings were published in the Nov. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine."


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