During a 30-year Harvard study, it has been found that people who eat nuts regularly were less likely to die because of a cancer or a heart disease.
Nuts are considered to be healthy for heart. The study is largest of its kind that reveals whether eating affects death or not.
As many as 119,000 men and women were studied by researchers. It was found that people who eat nuts almost every day were having 20% less chances of dying because of cancer or heart disease as compared to people who never had nuts at the time when study was conducted.
The possibility of dying because of cancer was decreased by 29% and risk of cancer was reduced by 11% among people who consumed nuts.
The merits were observed from peanuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts and other tree nuts. However, the method of preparation of nuts such as oiled or salted, raw or roasted, was not looked upon by the researchers.
The study was headed by her and was published in New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday.
The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health along with the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation.
The Food and Drug Administration in the year 2003 also said that handful of nuts every day as a part of low-fat diet may decrease the chances of heart attacks or heart diseases.
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