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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Eat Walnuts, Live Longer

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:57 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

When Tony Soprano's loyal enforcer Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri did a job for his boss, you could bet someone's health was going to take a turn for the worse.

But in real life, there's nothing about walnuts that threatens your well-being. In fact, according to a new Harvard study, eating walnuts a few times a week can help you live longer and healthier. 

The study, published in the journal Nutrients, looked at data on 100,000 people, average age 63, and found that compared with those who never eat walnuts, people who enjoyed 5 ounces or more weekly appeared to lower the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 25% , and extend their life by an average of one and a half years.

Eating 2 to 4 ounces weekly may reduce the risk by 14%, and you'll add around one year to your life.

And for folks with the poorest level of nutrition, eating a half an ounce of walnuts a day cuts their risk of cardiovascular disease by 26%.

What's in walnuts that makes you live longer? It's probably the blend of healthy fats and nutrients. One ounce contains 4 grams of protein; 2 grams fiber; 45 mg of magnesium; and 2.5 mg of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, which promotes absorption of nutrients, fights inflammation, lowers LDL cholesterol, and stabilizes glucose levels.

So enjoy walnuts, but don't make the mistake of thinking they'll make up for a saturated-fat dense, ultra-processed diet. Their real power shines through when they're part of a plant-based diet free of red meats, added sugars, and refined carbs.    

© King Features Syndicate

According to a new Harvard study, eating walnuts a few times a week can help you live longer and healthier. 
walnuts, cardiovascular disease, longevity, dr. oz
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:57 AM
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