I’ve written about the brain benefits of certain kinds of nuts in the past, but a new study in over 100,000 people has found that eating all kinds of nuts may help you live longer.
The study, from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, examined the nut consumption habits and death rates of over 75,000 women and over 42,000 men. Of this large cohort, those who regularly ate nuts were found to be less likely to die from diseases like cancer, respiratory failure, or heart disease. People who ate nuts daily had a 20% lower death rate compared to people who didn’t eat nuts.
Of course, this is a correlative study, so it’s not totally clear that nuts are the silver bullet for longevity. Still, a finding from a study with this many participants definitely merits further research and some serious consideration.