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Health Nut

25 Feb 2015
Health Nut

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered a link between eating nuts and a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer in women.

Recent studies show that people who consume two or more servings of nuts (like cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, and the ever favorite almonds) per week had an expressively reduced risk of developing the disease.

Study researcher Ying Bao, M.D., Sc.D., from the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in a statement the "reduction in risk was independent of established or suspected risk factors for pancreatic cancer including age, height, obesity, physical activity, smoking, diabetes and dietary factors."

In addition to the decreased cancer risk, researchers found that nut-eaters also tended to weigh less than the non-nut-eaters. Go Nuts!