Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Heart Nuts

The New England Journal Of Medicine just published a paper with the snappy title of Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

As compared with participants who did not eat nuts, those who consumed nuts seven or more times per week had a 20% lower death rate. Inverse associations were observed for most major causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases.

 The risk of dying of heart disease dropped an astounding 29%!

Nuts if you are not allergic might be a superior medicine when compared to the effectiveness of the profitable family of drugs called Statins. Being a Diabetic this news makes me very happy because I eat a lot of nuts, and I can't tolerate Statins as they severally and painfully inflame the joints in my hand! 

This study would indicate that Statins also don't really do much for the knees: Associations between statin use and changes in pain, function and structural progression: a longitudinal study of persons with knee osteoarthritis.

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