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High Intake Of ALA Fats May Lower Risk Of Death, Study Finds

Health & Fitness

It seems there is always new data on the way our diet affects our health, and occasionally a study goes as far as to say that eating certain foods may actually improve life expectancy-which is really quite amazing, when you think of it. Research recently published in the BMJ, a peer-reviewed journal, concluded that nuts, seeds, and plant oils were linked with a lower risk of death.

The research considered data from 41 studies, conducted between the years of 1991 and 2021-all of which observed a link between alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and risk of death. In total, the combination of studies meant this research involved around 120,000 participants between 18 and 98 years old.

ALA is a type of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in plants like soybeans, nuts, and flaxseed-and it's believed to be the very reason these

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