A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away - but two handfuls is even better

Kate McIlwain
Updated July 12 2023 - 6:31pm, first published July 10 2023 - 5:00pm
Dr Lauren Houston, the author of the UOW study recently published in the Advances in Nutrition journal, said her research indicated the vast-majority of Australians needed to increase their intake of nuts. Picture by Wesley Lonergan.
Dr Lauren Houston, the author of the UOW study recently published in the Advances in Nutrition journal, said her research indicated the vast-majority of Australians needed to increase their intake of nuts. Picture by Wesley Lonergan.

Eating a handful of nuts each day can significantly cut down six risk factors for heart disease, according to new University of Wollongong research.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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