Nuts reduce the cardiovascular risk of heart attacks and strokes
People who eat nuts frequently, especially nuts and pistachios, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular or coronary heart disease than those who eat little or no nuts, according to a new US study. on the relationship between nuts and heart health.
The researchers, led by nutritionist Martha Goas-Ferre of Harvard University School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, analyzing data from more than 210.000 people over a period of up to 32. XNUMX years old.
The study found an inverse relationship between the consumption of nuts and cases of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. For example, those who ate walnuts one or more times a week had an average of 19% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 21% lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Those who ate peanuts two or more times a week had a 13% lower cardiovascular risk and a 15% lower risk of coronary heart disease than those who never ate nuts.
Those who ate five or more servings of other nuts each week had a 14% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 20% lower risk of coronary heart disease in particular.