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Eat­ing wal­nuts twice a week may cut the risk of type 2 di­a­betes by al­most a quar­ter. A US study of 140,000 women has

found those who eat a 28-gram bag of wal­nuts twice a week are 24 per cent less likely to de­velop the con­di­tion. Wal­nuts are rich in fatty acids, which can help pro­tect

against heart disease and can­cer. paid to video games or com­put­ers. Nor was the weight gain nec­es­sar­ily linked to the amount of TV view­ing but more about the level of fo­cus on what was show­ing.

Re­searchers have sug­gested this could be be­cause of two fac­tors. The first is the amount of TV ad­ver­tis­ing for fatty, sug­ary foods. The sec­ond is the much­doc­u­mented phe­nom­e­non of “dis­tracted eat­ing” – that is chomp­ing away with­out be­ing aware of how much you have con­sumed as you get lost in a show.

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