Nut consumption linked to decreased risk of death

In addition, the data from 76,000 women in the US Nurses’ Health Study and 43,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, showed a 20% reduced risk of all-cause mortality among those who consumed nuts seven or more times a week compared to those who avoided nuts.

Importantly, increased nut intake was associated with less weight gain across the two cohorts, said the researchers, who were funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the tree nut industry.

N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2001-11