Studies Reveal Tree Nuts Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer, Lower Risk of Death

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Is your go-to afternoon snack a handful of nuts? Good news! In two separate new studies, frequent nut consumption was found to significantly reduce risks of pancreatic cancer in women and reduce the risk of dying from heart disease.

Published in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found an association between nut consumption and decreased risk of pancreatic cancer in women. Eating a one-ounce serving of nuts at least twice a week was associated with a lower risk of pancreatic cancer. Find more information here.

Weeks later, reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that people who ate nuts everyday enjoyed a 20 percent lower death rate after four years than individuals who did not eat nuts. Find the study here.

Next time you’re reaching for a snack, help yourself to hazelnuts or any other tree nut for a whole handful of health benefits!