How many nuts do you need to reduce AF risk?

Researchers find a dose-response relationship

Eating a handful of nuts three times a week is a good way to lower the risk of atrial fibrillation, according to an observational study of more than 60,000 people


Researchers from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet tracked the cardiovascular health of more than 61,000 45-83-year-olds for 17 years or until death, whichever came first.

They found nut consumption was associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and abdominal aortic aneurysm, after taking account of age and sex.