According to a new study published in Circulation, there?s a good chance that eating almonds can lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and help reduce the risk of heart disease.
A clinical trial conducted at the University of Toronto found that subjects who ate about 1 ounce (or a handful) of almonds each day lowered their LDL cholesterol by 4.4% from baseline. The study showed an even greater decrease of 9.4% in LDL cholesterol in those who ate about 2 handfuls of almonds a day, indicating that the effect of almonds increases with increased consumption. None of the people in the study gained weight.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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