Scientists told how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

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Two handfuls of nuts a week can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by almost a quarter, writes the Daily Mail, citing researchers from Harvard University.

The study, conducted among 200 thousand people, showed that all types of nuts help to prevent the most frequent cause of death.

People who consumed the almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios or pecans in the food two or more times a week was 23 percent and 15 percent respectively are less prone to cardiovascular diseases.

The same number of peanuts, which really are not nuts, reduced risks of cardiovascular disease by 15 and 13 percent, respectively.

By eating a handful of walnuts per week or more reduced the risk of disease at 21 and 19 percent, respectively.

Have nuts have been found useful properties due to their antioxidants, proteins, nutrients, minerals and dietary fibers. In addition to cardiovascular disease, nuts warn other diseases, including cancer, diabetes, respiratory illness and dementia.

«Our study confirms the recommendation to include in the diet of different types of nuts to reduce the risk of chronic diseases,» said the study’s lead author, nutritionist Mar guas-ferret.