Thomas Ramey Watson

Nuts Linked With Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found an association between nut consumption and decreased risk of pancreatic cancer in women.

Specifically, eating a one-ounce serving of nuts at least twice a week was associated with a lower risk of pancreatic cancer; the “reduction in risk was independent of established or suspected risk factors for pancreatic cancer including age, height, obesity, physical activity, smoking, diabetes and dietary factors,” study researcher Ying Bao, M.D., Sc.D., from the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in a statement.

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