Science now has evidence that eating nuts is good for the heart

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Eating nuts is associated with reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a study by US and Chinese scientists.

The researchers looked at the health of 71,764 low income black and white men and women in the US and 134,265 Chinese men and women.

The researchers report that eating nuts and peanuts reduced the risk of death by cardiovascular disease across different ethnicities, and suggest that peanuts may be a cost-effective measure to improve cardiovascular health worldwide.

The study, by Xiao-Ou Shu, of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, and coauthors, is published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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