Eating nuts five or more times a week reduces your risk of heart attack by 60%.The California 1990s Adventist Health Study found that in addition to reducing the risk of heart attack by up to 60%, eating nuts was one of the four top factors for extending longevity among Seventh-day Adventists. The beneficial effects were found for men, women, vegetarians, meat-eaters, fatter people, thinner people, the old, the young, those who exercise and those who don't. (Minton, Barbara L. Eating Nuts Greatly Reduces Your Risk of Heart Attack and Cancer. May, 2008, article)