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High intake of nuts has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and mortality in earlier studies, however, have been criticized for being conducted largely in European populations with high socioeconomic status (SES). Researchers from Vanderbilt looked at urban Chinese and Black populations from low SES and nut consumption on health. They found that “consumption was associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality across different ethnic groups and among individuals from low SES groups”.
Luu HN, Blot WJ, Xiang YB, Cai H, Hargreaves MK, Li H, Yang G, Signorello L, Gao YT, Zheng W, & Shu XO (2015). Prospective Evaluation of the Association of Nut/Peanut Consumption With Total and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA internal medicine PMID: 25730101
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