More reason to love nuts...data, from a large prospective study of 75,680 women part of the Nurses' Health Study from that nut consumption reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer.
The women, who had no previous history of cancer, had their nut consumption was assessed at baseline and updated every 2 to 4 years. Nuts included tree nuts like as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts.
During the follow up, the researchers documented 466 cases of pancreatic cancer. After adjusting for variables like age, height, smoking, physical activity, and total energy intake, women who consumed 28 g (1 oz) of nuts twice per week had a significantly 35% lower risk of pancreatic cancer (compared to those who did not eat nuts).
Moreover, the results did not change much after further adjustment for body mass index (BMI) and history of diabetes mellitus, and intakes of red meat, fruits, and vegetables. The reduction in risk was also independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
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Source: Nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in women