Nuts ‘protect against early death’

Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests.

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Previous studies had already indicated a link with cardiovascular health, but this is the first to look at specific nuts and diseases.

Maastricht University researchers found a 23% lower chance of death during the 10-year study in people eating at least 10g (0.3oz) of nuts or peanuts a day.

There was no benefit for peanut butter, which is high in salt and trans fats.

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