Almonds Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Among Women
You might want to run to your grocery store for some almond M&M’s after you read this.
Two studies were published this month about eating chocolate and almonds. We reported earlier that chocolate might help adolescents to lose weight. Now, a study shows that women who eat a one-ounce serving of almonds two or more times per week have a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer. [related]
Researchers from the British Journal of Cancer looked at the relation of almonds and pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women who did not ever have cancer. It was found that tree nuts like almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews and hazelnuts helped to reduce this risk.
There is concern that eating these tree nuts are fattening, but the researchers found that women tended to weigh less when eating a lot of these types of nuts. It has been proven that nuts are healthy for other reasons as well.
Well, looks like chocolate-covered almonds may be the new superfood this season. Hey, we aren’t complaining!