New research suggests a person's chances of dying from heart disease or cancer is reduced "significantly" by eating nuts, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr Charles Fuchs, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who led the study said: "The most obvious benefit was a reduction of 29 per cent in deaths from heart disease - the major killer of people in America."
He added that there was also a 11 per cent reduction in the risk of people dying from cancer.
The study also found that nut-eaters tend to be more health conscious than average members of the public.
The findings, drawing on data on almost 120,000 US men and women.
Poor diet and lack of exercise in British children is leading them to store up serious health problems for later life, a new report has found.
Three out of every 10 children and young people are overweight or obese - which can lead to health problems like diabetes and heart disease, according to a report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Oxford University.
Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the BHF, said: "These figures are a warning that many of our children are in grave danger of developing coronary heart disease in the future if they continue to live the same lifestyle. This is simply unacceptable."
The BHF is committing £1.2 million to its Hearty Lives programme which will fund seven new community projects designed to tackle childhood obesity.
Mark Tanzer, CEO the Association of British Travel Agents said, fraudsters find travel arrangements "attractive" targets because of the large sums of money involved, and the time lapse between the booking and the holiday. He added:
Its particularly distressing for people when they might save up for months or even years for their holiday, or to visit family overseas, only to discover the flight or hotel doesnt exist. Many are left devastated as they cannot afford another holiday. You should always check a companys credentials before you book and if a deal looks too good to be true it probably is.
Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK.
New figures from the British Heart Foundation have today revealed the staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the country.
Tameside in Greater Manchester is the UK's "heart disease capital", with the risk of heart disease more than three times higher than in Kensington and Chelsea in London, where people have the healthiest hearts.
Every year in Tameside, there are 132 deaths per every 100,000 people, while in the London borough the figure stands at just 39 per 100,000, a BHF spokesperson said.