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Peanuts may lower risk of death from heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Peanuts may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, a large study found, suggesting that the health benefits of this low-cost nut may be similar to pricier options like almonds and pistachios.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Peanuts remain a poor cousin to nuts like almonds.  Both contain polyphenols that are anti-inflammatory, but peanuts have a much higher level of omega-6 fatty acids that can attenuate the benefits of polyphenols.

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