Monday, March 09, 2015

Nuts Do Wonders for Teens

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

The bad news? Roughly 75 percent of U.S. teens eat no nuts, the study authors said.

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