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Eating Nuts May Lead to Longer Life

DALLAS (AP) -- If you're tired of hearing about foods that are bad for you, here's some good news about nuts.
   Harvard University researchers say that people who ate nuts seven or more times a week were 20 percent less likely to die than those who never ate nuts during a 30-year study.
   Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and this is the largest study ever on whether eating them affects mortality.
   Researchers tracked 119,000 people who have been answering detailed surveys on lifestyle and diet habits since the 1980s.
   The benefits were seen from cheap peanuts as well as pricier pistachios, almonds, walnuts and other tree nuts. Nut eaters also stayed slimmer. Results are in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
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