Nuts May Lower Death Risk

(Undated) -- New research provides the strongest evidence yet that eating nuts can lower your risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and a number of other causes. The study published Wednesday involved more than 118-thousand healthy volunteers. Researchers at Harvard University found that people who ate a one-ounce daily serving of walnuts, cashews, almonds, or other tree nuts were 20-percent less likely to die from any cause during the 30-year study. The study found that nut-eaters enjoyed longer lifespans even if they didn't exercise, avoided fruits and vegetables, and were overweight. The study is in the "New England Journal of Medicine."