Peanuts Lower Risk of Death
Study Showing Peanuts Reduce the Risk of Death From All Causes  
A NEW major study gives another reason to eat a handful of peanuts daily, showing that 1-ounce of peanuts or a similar amount of mixed tree nuts eaten daily can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and other causes by 20%. It is the largest and strongest study ever done looking at death from all causes and peanut/nut consumption.

Peanuts are the most popular nut and represented about 56% of total nut consumption during the years looked at in the study; meaning, peanuts were likely a strong driving force of positive results for all nuts combined in the study. When researchers separated out peanuts and compared them to mixed tree nuts, they found the results were about the same. Dr. Charles Fuchs, who lead the team states, "We don't see any difference in the benefits between peanuts and tree nuts".

The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and has been picked up by dozens of media outlets, including: CNN, Boston Globe, USA Today, ABC News, the New York Post, US News & World Report, the Washington Post, and NBC News, with peanuts and their many health benefits mentioned frequently.

To learn more about the many benefits of eating peanuts and peanut butter daily to reduce the risk of disease click here. To view the press release from The Peanut Institute about the study click here.