Researchers examined the eating patterns of more than 76,000 women and more than 42,000 men over 24 to 30 years to assess the health eﬀects of eating nuts. They discovered that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of mortality overall and speciﬁcally from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease. As nut consumption increased (from none at all, to weekly, to daily), the incidences of mortality also decreased. Researchers noted that all types of nuts appear to have the same health beneﬁt and did not see a diﬀerence between individual types, including peanuts and tree nuts.
The New England Journal of Medicine. 2013 November 21; 369:2001-2011 (Bao, et al.)