Charles Fuchs

Nov. 22, 2013

A Handful of Nuts, a Lifetime of Benefits?

Researchers linked daily nut consumption to a lower risk of dying from major chronic diseases.

cancer, heart disease, chronic disease, nuts, mixed nuts, new england journal of medicine, charles fuchs

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