Why you should heart nuts

Eating several servings of nuts every week may help lower the risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity, atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter, according to new research. The cardiovascular health of more than 61,000 Swedish 45-83-year olds was tracked for 17 years.

Eating a 30g serving of nuts one to three times a month was associated with a lowered risk of just 3 per cent, rising to 12 per cent when eating them once or twice a week, and to 18 per cent when eating them three or more times a week.

Heart (BMJ)

First published: Jun 2018

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