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Peanut Butter 'Wards Off Heart Disease'
UK Daily Mail ^ | 4:50 PM on 25th June 2009

Posted on 06/25/2009 12:28:54 PM PDT by lewisglad

Peanut butter sandwiches, favoured by cartoon character Charlie Brown, could be the secret to beating heart disease, according to new research.

A study in the US reveals snacking on peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can nearly halve the risk of a heart attack.

A team of experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston came up with the findings after studying the eating habits of thousands of women with type two diabetes.

The condition dramatically increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Poor diet and lifestyle has led to a surge in the numbers affected by type two diabetes in the UK, up from 1.5 million five years ago to 2.25 million.

The latest findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition, support earlier studies on the cardiovascular benefits of peanuts and peanut products.

But it is believed to be the first study showing major clinical benefits in such a high-risk group.

In a report the researchers said: 'Peanuts are low in saturated fat and high in mono and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.'

LDL cholesterol is the 'bad' form of blood fat known to increase the dangers to the heart.

But the researchers said peanuts and peanut butter could also be helping by reducing inflammation in the body, or boosting the health of blood vessels around the heart.

The team analysed the diets of more than 6,000 women who took part in the Nurses Health Study, a long-running investigation into female health trends which began back in 1976.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: health; heartdisease; peanutbutter; peanuts
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1 posted on 06/25/2009 12:28:55 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Good. I love peanut butter.


2 posted on 06/25/2009 12:29:42 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: lewisglad

How about Reese’s Pieces? No THAT would be GREAT news!


3 posted on 06/25/2009 12:30:07 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: lewisglad

My boys should have hearts of steel then. :-)


4 posted on 06/25/2009 12:30:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (When you can no longer say no to the government's confisation of your wealth then you are not free.)
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To: Callahan

If this is true, my peanut butter and frito sandwiches will have me living past 150.


5 posted on 06/25/2009 12:31:03 PM PDT by Loud Mime (It all makes sense when you understand that Obama is a Muslim.)
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To: Maelstorm

Will they FDA give it the Cheerios treatment and label it a drug?


6 posted on 06/25/2009 12:31:21 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lewisglad

I’m off to the kitchen to mix some peanut butter with sugar, form it into balls, and pour melted chocolate over them onto a glass board. When cool, pop into mouth.


7 posted on 06/25/2009 12:31:59 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: lewisglad

Mix peanut-butter and pork and it will ward off other things also.


8 posted on 06/25/2009 12:32:16 PM PDT by RC2
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To: lewisglad

Lots of schools now ban PB due to other students allergies.

Can’t get a bag of peanuts on a plane now either.


9 posted on 06/25/2009 12:32:43 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: lewisglad

How much would it cost to give a tax break to peanut butter users?


10 posted on 06/25/2009 12:32:50 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Callahan

Yeah, I got a single slice of some nice 1,000 grain (or so) sprouted wheat bread, toast it, slather on some Jim’s “natural” peanut butter (extra chunky) and add jam. Then a half glass of milk.

MMMmmm.

Darned good for you too.


11 posted on 06/25/2009 12:33:27 PM PDT by RobRoy (This too will pass. But it will hurt like a you know what.)
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To: Callahan
how come it didn't work for Elvis? (i guess he was taking other bad stuff too)


12 posted on 06/25/2009 12:33:28 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: edcoil

“Lots of schools now ban PB due to other students allergies.”

That’s one of the reasons we’re seeing an increase in peanut allergies.


13 posted on 06/25/2009 12:34:01 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: lewisglad

I don’t care for peanut butter but I love peanut oil for cooking.


14 posted on 06/25/2009 12:35:25 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: lewisglad

We’re in trouble. If peanuts, the humble peanut, is shown in studies to actually reduce bad cholesterol AND give other benefits, the FDA will soon classify PEANUTS as a drug.
After all, they are doing that to Cheerios, which will help do the SAME DARN THING.
Also, aren’t schools and businesses banning the eating of peanut butter sandwiches as lunch because some people are allergic to the peanut?
I enjoy my daily peanut butter crackers, and won’t give them up, even if they are good for me.


15 posted on 06/25/2009 12:35:33 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our Views)
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To: Callahan

peanut butter and chocolate........my two fav food groups. ;^)


16 posted on 06/25/2009 12:36:06 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lewisglad
Maybe the women who didn’t get heart attacks share some unknown property X that, besides lowering the risk of heart attacks for women with type 2 diabetes, also causes a greatly increased appetite for peanut butter?
17 posted on 06/25/2009 12:36:34 PM PDT by cartan
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To: Loud Mime

It keeps off the heart disease, then the aflatoxin gets you. Just a little later.


18 posted on 06/25/2009 12:36:49 PM PDT by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: lewisglad

I eat peanuts every day. I should live to be 100.


19 posted on 06/25/2009 12:37:11 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: lewisglad

So that’s what’s keepin’ Jimmah Carter alive!


20 posted on 06/25/2009 12:37:48 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: netmilsmom

I’m trying to find coconut oil....my grocery stores don’t carry it...


21 posted on 06/25/2009 12:37:58 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: lewisglad

Maybe it was the mayo he put on his Peanut Butter and Banna sandwich????


22 posted on 06/25/2009 12:39:42 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: lewisglad

Any news on adding potato chips and/or bananas to the sandwich? :-)


23 posted on 06/25/2009 12:39:52 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: edcoil
“Lots of schools now ban PB due to other students allergies.”

Shame, there was always a stack of PB sandwiches free on the end of the cafeteria food line, we were encouraged to stack them up also.

24 posted on 06/25/2009 12:39:55 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Fawn

Walmart carries it in their superstores


25 posted on 06/25/2009 12:40:25 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: lewisglad

Oh good I’ll have another chunky jar this weekend:)


26 posted on 06/25/2009 12:42:37 PM PDT by geege
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To: lewisglad

I love nuts, all kinds of them, including peanuts (which yeah, I know is a legume, and not really a nut). The only thing with most nuts is that they are very calorically dense. So eat them in moderation. No matter how “good” they are for you, being obese is still worse. They are talking about snacking here.


27 posted on 06/25/2009 12:43:30 PM PDT by Paradox (When the left have no one to villainize, they'll turn on each other.)
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To: Fawn
A good health food store should care it locally. I am buying mine from vitacost.com thanks to a tip from another FReeper. They have lots of different kinds and the prices are very good.

LSA (posting on hubby's account)

28 posted on 06/25/2009 12:44:36 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: lewisglad

I always wondered what kept “Good Ole’ Charlie Brown” looking so young...’course it didn’t do much for his understanding of Lucy and the football problem. Too sticky?


29 posted on 06/25/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT by junkman_106 (The ACLU can have aerial intercourse with a rotating glazed pastry!)
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To: Loud Mime
If this is true, my peanut butter and frito sandwiches will have me living past 150.

And I thought I was the only one. How 'bout PB on waffles and pancakes?

30 posted on 06/25/2009 12:45:17 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: lewisglad
It's also good for the skin.


31 posted on 06/25/2009 12:45:25 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: neverdem

Hey Doc

See this one yet?


32 posted on 06/25/2009 12:46:18 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 27 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: Fawn
I’m trying to find coconut oil....my grocery stores don’t carry it...

Hold your nose and venture into the hippy food store. They'll have it.

33 posted on 06/25/2009 12:48:00 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: paulycy

That one required the hose didn’t it?


34 posted on 06/25/2009 12:49:39 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: lewisglad

I knew some day my beer and nuts diet would be proven healthy...


35 posted on 06/25/2009 12:55:22 PM PDT by outlawjake
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To: lewisglad
This means the FDA is now in charge of peanut butter marketing.

Available by prescription only.

36 posted on 06/25/2009 12:58:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: numberonepal

OK..like Whole Foods? Thanks...


37 posted on 06/25/2009 1:05:29 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: paulycy

Got to add that one to my collection of why I never wanted kids. LOL


38 posted on 06/25/2009 1:06:17 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: lewisglad

Good...that’s what I had for lunch. Along with a huge glass of Wisconsin milk.


39 posted on 06/25/2009 1:08:09 PM PDT by PjhCPA (FUBO)
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To: lewisglad
great, lets forget all abou’t the peanut butter scare
40 posted on 06/25/2009 1:15:19 PM PDT by housemouse 1
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To: numberonepal

I don’t normally buy frozen waffles but they are very good toasted with peanutbutter on them. Very good as a run out the door breakfast!


41 posted on 06/25/2009 1:16:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: lewisglad

If you have Diabetes, the big news out right now is that you *have* to regularly take Vitamin B-1. This is huge news for diabetics, and the word needs to get out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6935482.stm

“Researchers found people with the disease expelled thiamine - vitamin B1 - from their bodies at 15 times the normal rate in a study of 94 people.

The Warwick University team said thiamine helped ward off complications such as heart disease and eye problems, the Diabetologia journal said. “


42 posted on 06/25/2009 1:23:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: lewisglad

Thank you, Jesus!


43 posted on 06/25/2009 1:26:27 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: lewisglad

They better watch their advertising.. FDA will declare them a drug.


44 posted on 06/25/2009 1:30:12 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: housemouse 1

Never worried about it to begin with.

Been eating PB straight out of the jar for years.

Still here, and still plan on doing it.


45 posted on 06/25/2009 1:32:58 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: RC2

Before or after you smear it all over your body?


46 posted on 06/25/2009 1:46:22 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: lewisglad
My BS meter is twitching.
OK, I gotta ask. Who paid for the study?

When I was in my early twenties, I had the lowest total cholesterol and best HDL/LDL ratio of anyone my doctor had ever seen. But he asked me what the hell I was doing because my other blood lipids were through the roof. He made me cut my peanut butter consumption by 3/4 and they went back to normal while keeping my good HDL/LDL levels.

47 posted on 06/25/2009 1:47:33 PM PDT by LTCJ (God Save the Constitution - Tar & Feathers, The New Look for Summer '09)
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To: RexBeach

Get the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with dark chocolate and you are being doubly good for your heart. ;-)


48 posted on 06/25/2009 1:49:28 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell)
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To: OriginalChristian

Ping.


49 posted on 06/25/2009 2:00:07 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (Sarah Palin, America's Governor...)
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To: lewisglad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZAGBL6UBA


50 posted on 06/25/2009 2:08:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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