How to live longer: The snack that appears to have a ‘protective effect’ against cancer

How to live longer: The snack that appears to have a ‘protective effect’ against cancer

Harvard Health cites an analysis of the US population’s eating habits and health outcomes.

The nation-wide study found eating too few nuts and seeds was associated with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

For that study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy relied on a model that used data from scores of observational studies on diet and health, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, which provided detailed information on Americans’ eating habits over the decade ending in 2012.

They estimated that in 2012, over 300,000 deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes — about 45 percent of all deaths from those conditions — were associated with eating either too much or too little of 10 nutrients.

Published at Tue, 13 Jul 2021 06:15:00 +0000