The Snack That Gives Back

A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found that eating peanuts is linked to a lower mortality rate and can also reduce the risk of death caused by heart attack and stroke.

Participants for the study published earlier this year in JAMA Internal Medicine included more than 70,000 black and white low-income men and women in the United States, as well as more than 130,000 men and women in Shanghai. Researchers followed the subjects for up to 12 years and found that those who ate more nuts on a regular basis decreased their risk of death by 17 to 21% regardless of ethnicity. And cardiovascular deaths were reduced by about one quarter.

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