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You’d be nuts not to take this advice to heart – it might save your life

A handful of walnuts, almonds, pistachios or hazelnuts cuts the risk of dying from heart disease, a study has found

Laura Donnelly

Eating a handful of nuts at least twice a week could cut the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a fifth, research has found.

Experts said they were a good source of unsaturated fat, containing polyphenols which help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

More than 5,000 adults, aged 35 and over, with no history of heart disease, were questioned about their diet in detail, every two years. Over the 12 years that followed there were 751 cardiovascular events, including 179 deaths...

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