Eat more nuts

The evidence that nuts are life extenders continues to mount.

Dutch researchers have found that a handful of peanuts per day (10 grams, to be exact) reduces the risk of dying from respiratory disease and diabetes, as well as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the Maastricht University research is part of a longitudinal study that’s been running since 1986 among more than 120,000 Dutch men and women, aged 55 to 69. It’s just the latest in a recent string of studies to point to a reduced incidence of cancer and heart disease with the more nuts we eat, especially walnuts.

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