Nuts linked to reduced death rate

Eating a handful of nuts daily makes you 20% less likely to die, over a 30-year period, than those who didn’t consume any nuts, research suggests. Consuming nuts on a regular basis also aids in weight management.

The study found that all types of nuts have a similar effect on reducing morality.

The researchers employed particular methods to rule out other factors that may impact on this rate – such as exercise levels, fruit and vegetable consumption and smoking. Through this they found that there was a link between nuts and mortality independent of these other factors.

Researchers note that this study cannot conclusively prove cause and effect between nuts and life expectancy but the results are consistent with the existing knowledge.

Read more at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute