Peanuts May Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease

By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) – Peanuts may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, a large study found, suggesting that the health benefits of this low-cost nut may be similar to pricier options like almonds and pistachios.

While previous studies have linked nut consumption to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, the earlier research focused mostly on wealthier white people in the U.S. and Europe. This study, with a more ethnically and economically diverse population in the U.S. and China, suggests that nuts can benefit people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

“We can now tell people that peanuts are just as good as more expensive tree nuts, and that the benefit isn’t just for white, upper class people, it’s for everybody,” said senior study author Dr. Xiao-Ou Shu, a professor of epidemiology at Vanderbilt University —> Read More Here


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