Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens

March 6, 2015 9:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a modest amount of nuts appears to lower the risk for teens of developing conditions that raise the chances of heart disease later in life, new research suggests.

By "modest," investigators mean eating at least three small handfuls of nuts a week. In the study, nut-eating teens had less than half the risk for developing metabolic syndrome as those who did not eat nuts.

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