Pick a nut. Any nut. From pistachios to pecans, popping a handful every day is enough to fend off death, shows a comprehensive study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health.
After tracking the diets and health outcomes of more than 100,000 people for three decades, the study team found those who tossed back roughly one ounce of nuts each day were 20 percent less likely to die during the 30-year study period. Breaking down those findings, nut eaters were 29 percent less likely to die from heart disease. And, somewhat surprisingly, those who ate nuts regularly were actually slimmer than those who did not, the research shows.
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