Eating nuts may extend a person’s life

People who regularly ate peanuts or tree nuts were less likely to die during decades-long studies

By Nathan Seppa, 15:33 PM November 20, 2013

The already-glowing reputation of nuts is now shining even more brightly: Researchers have linked consuming nuts with longer survival. The findings nudge nut consumption a step closer to the rarified circle of activities shown to fend off the reaper.

The study, the largest to tie nut consumption to longevity, jibes with work showing that the oils in nuts can reduce bad cholesterol and possibly inflammation. “If you take the evidence in its totality, the picture being painted by science is quit...

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