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For all you nut eaters : - )

Posted by BarbaraN on June 24, 2002 at 15:34:40:

As if we didn't already know this :-)


Hungry? New Reason to Snack on Nuts

By Cathryn Conroy, Netscape News Editor
When you're hungry for something chewy and salty, forget the chips and fries. Go for a handful of nuts. Do it twice a week or even more frequently and you could actually cut in half your risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Nuts, which are plentiful in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, are a great source of unsaturated fats, magnesium, and vitamin E.

Find out why you want to eat nuts by the handful--not the bowlful!

The study, led by Christine Albert, examined the nut consumption of more than 21,000 male doctors participating in the U.S. Physicians' Health Study, which began in 1982, according to Reuters. The results: There was a 47 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death among those who ate an ounce of nuts at least twice a week compared to those who did not eat nuts at all. In addition, there was a 30 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease death among those who snacked on nuts. "If the observed associations between dietary habits such as nut and fish consumption are causal, then these dietary interventions could be applied with little risk," Albert wrote. In other words, eat peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews...




Problems with this study (or at least with this report)

Posted by R. on June 24, 2002 at 17:16:38:

In Reply to: For all you nut eaters : - ) posted by BarbaraN on June 24, 2002 at 15:34:40:

There was a 47 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death among those who ate an ounce of nuts at least twice a week compared to those who did not eat nuts at all.

According to my experience, people who prefer nuts to junk food snacks do other things that are healthful too. So, the results of the study may be reflecting other factors (or other factors too).

Then the report says ""If the observed associations between dietary habits such as nut and fish consumption are causal, then these dietary interventions could be applied with little risk," Albert wrote. In other words, eat peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews..."

Note how they go from "If the observed associations ... are causal..." (this indicates they don't know yet) to a definite "eat peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews..." recommendation.

That's how HIV/AIDS connection has been popularized, according to Dr. Duesberg (www.duesberg.com). The connection was first proposed by a scientist, and then journalists got carried away. And so much that hardly anyone questions that theory now.



Re: Problems with this study (or at least with this report)

Posted by BarbaraN on June 25, 2002 at 06:29:12:

In Reply to: Problems with this study (or at least with this report) posted by R. on June 24, 2002 at 17:16:38:

Are you just a disagreeable person by nature or do you have some type of defiant/oppositional disorder? :-)



Re: For all you nut eaters : - )

Posted by VF on June 25, 2002 at 07:17:34:

In Reply to: For all you nut eaters : - ) posted by BarbaraN on June 24, 2002 at 15:34:40:

I love nuts but don't think I ea Anything to Try to be
healthy and just eat what I crave and then try to figure out
why.

When I eat whole peanuts I Usually overdo it and get a
stomach ache. I chew them good but I guess not as much as
creamy PNButter. I guess I don't feel full when chewing
them till I ate too many. Knowing this I have to Think
about how many I ate and if I am distracted like when
driving I can easily over do.

I don't go after fast food but I do eat cookie type
snacks. I thought it was odd yesterday when I was out in
very hot, humid weather and I started to feel woozy and
wanted something to put in my stomach to calm it and what
I decided on was chocolate striped cookies and that did
the trick. My friend couldn't stop drinking and even after
we got into the AC house it was like he couldn't catch up.
We had had water ice when out and before I started to feel
woozy and Need something solid in my stomach.

I didn't drink anything till we got back and had No thirst
but my friend was buying a car and pretty stressed about it
and I think that I would have been drinking if I was under
any stress since I notice that I do when it is hot and I am.
I was sweating but not heavily and stress can makes me
sweat a lot more.

VF

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Re: For all you nut eaters : - ) (Archive in preventing coronaries.)

Posted by Watl Stoll on June 25, 2002 at 09:42:33:

In Reply to: For all you nut eaters : - ) posted by BarbaraN on June 24, 2002 at 15:34:40:

Thanks, Barbara N.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Problems with this study (or at least with this report)

Posted by R. on June 25, 2002 at 17:45:54:

In Reply to: Re: Problems with this study (or at least with this report) posted by BarbaraN on June 25, 2002 at 06:29:12:

That depends on time of day.

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