Scientists from the United States announced the results of two long-term studies, which showed that eating nuts may reduce early death and protect the body from heart disease and cancer.
Researchers under the supervision of Charles Fox, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA, explained that the results of the two studies conducted in the United States, which took a long period, indicate that nuts can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
The results of the two studies, which were published yesterday, Wednesday, in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirmed the existence of a direct relationship between eating nuts and a reduced risk of death.
Researchers found that more than 16,000 women and 11,000 men died by the end of 2010, and that there is an inverse relationship between eating nuts and death.
The clear benefit of “walnuts was that they reduced deaths due to heart disease by 29%,” and these diseases are the most common cause of death in the United States,” Fox explained in a statement about his institute, adding: “But we found that there is a decrease in the death rate due to cancer.” .
The study, which was funded by companies specializing in the nut industry, also showed the mistaken belief that nuts cause obesity, as the researchers found that those who ate nuts were more fit than their peers, whether these nuts were peanuts or other nuts such as cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, and almonds.
However, the study authors acknowledged at the same time that their data do not indicate that this protection is actually caused by eating nuts, but they stressed that the results of the two studies point in this direction, whether for men or women.