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November 25, 2013


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Walnuts, which are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and are known to lower serum lipids levels. Individuals who consumed nuts more than four times per week had significant reductions in mortality from coronary heart disease. Nuts are also a good source of folate, which is important in DNA synthesis, methylation, and repair, as well as in the regulation of gene expression. Folate has been associated with a decreased risk for colon and other cancers, especially in individuals who consume alcohol, in observational studies.

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