Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent, the Daily Express reported.
In general, nut eaters in the research had a 39 per cent lesser risk of death and walnut eaters in particular a 45 per cent reduced threat.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, was done on 7,000 people aged 55 to 90.
The results were published in the journal BMC Medicine.
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