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A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer | ABC News …

A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer | ABC News …

Need another reason to roast chestnuts this winter?

Look no further than a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine which suggests people who eat nuts have a lower risk of death compared to people who never eat them.

Researchers at Harvard and Indiana University looked at data gathered through the mammoth, decades-long Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study – health information for nearly 120,000 men and women in all. They looked at the risk of death in these subjects from several common health problems, and they compared this risk against their consumption of nuts.

They found that people who ate an average of one serving of nuts per day had a 20 percent lower risk of death from several common health problems compared to those who never ate nuts. The more nuts they ate, the greater the effect.  More>>

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