Eating nuts slashes prostate cancer death risk by a third

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Eating nuts slashes prostate cancer death risk by a third

Eating nuts regularly reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

Men with prostate cancer could slash their risk of death by more than a third by eating nuts regularly, a major study shows.

Five 1oz servings a week of any type of nut cut mortality rates by 34 per cent, researchers found.

But there was no evidence that eating nuts reduces the risk of developing the disease in the first place.

The results come from the largest ever study into the effects of a nut-rich diet on prostate cancer.

The disease affects 35,000 men a year in the UK, killing around 10,000.

Previous studies have hinted a healthy diet and lifestyle, including frequent snacking on nuts, can have a protective effect. In 2014, scientists found walnuts in particular seemed to significantly lower the risk of a tumour.

In the latest study, published online in the British Journal of Cancer, experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston tracked 47,000 men over 26 years. They identified 6,800 who developed prostate cancer.

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