According to Reuters, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that peanuts can reduce a patient’s risk of death from heart disease. Researchers found that nuts and peanuts lowered the risk of death from strokes and heart disease, but not from cancer or diabetes. These findings cannot prove that eating peanuts makes people live longer, but they do make a compelling argument for including the legumes as part of a healthy diet. Because most previous research has been conducted among wealthier people, it was commonly assumed that those people were also participating in other activities that would help them live longer. This study, concentrated on lower income individuals, reaffirms the fact that nuts themselves are beneficial.