Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It helps to be nuts to live longer.


What's a plastic surgeon doing talking about nuts? As a medical doctor, I am interested in anything that contributes to better and longer life.   

A new study shows that eating a handful of nuts may lead to a longer and healthier life.  So, when someone says "nuts to you", they may be wishing you good health.

A study of over 119,000 men and women found that those who at 1.5 oz. of nuts every day were 20% less likely to die over the next 30 years!  

There was a 29% reduction in death from heart disease and 11% decrease in cancer deaths!  

But, let's remember that generally people who eat nuts are less likely to be smokers, more likely to eat fruits/vegetables and be leaner!  Interesting!  

Maybe next time you are on the treadmill – pop a few nuts!

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