Get Cracking, Lower Your Cholesterol!

Walnuts can help, French researchers say

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(HealthDayNews) -- In case you thought you had a complete list of all the foods you're supposed to eat to help keep you healthy, add another item: walnuts.

According to the journal Preventive Medicine, French researchers studied blood cholesterol levels in the country's walnut-growing regions and found that the greater the walnut consumption, the lower the cholesterol.

Beware, however: researchers haven't yet determined exactly how many walnuts you need to eat before there's a measurable difference in your cholesterol levels.

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