A Handful of ‘This’ Every Day Reduces Cardiovascular Disease

Joint research at the University of Oslo in Norway and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden

Studies have shown that eating a handful of nuts (about 30 g) a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. This is the result of joint research by the Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and the Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Nutrition Research Team, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

The research team analyzed 60 research papers on nut consumption and cardiovascular risk from around the world to determine the link between nut consumption and cardiovascular disease risk. The study was conducted based on the data of a total of 1,893,839 people in the thesis to be analyzed. The foods classified by the research team as nuts were ▲ peanuts ▲ walnuts ▲ walnuts ▲ almonds ▲ hazelnuts ▲ pistachios ▲ macadamia nuts.

As a result, people who ate around 30 grams of nuts per day had a 19% lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who ate less. The probability of death was 23% lower.

The research team said, “If you eat a handful of nuts, around 30 g, every day, the risk of cardiovascular disease will be reduced by 20-25%.” he explained that.

The results of this study were published in ‘Food and Nutrition’ 2023-67.

Lee Ye-ji, reporter


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