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February 8, 1993

Copper in Nuts May Lower Heart Disease Risk-Reply

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Loma Linda, Calif

Arch Intern Med. 1993;153(3):402. doi:10.1001/archinte.1993.00410030101022

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Klevay notes that nuts are relatively high in copper, and that this may afford protection against a variety of disorders related to atherosclerosis. Her observations are of interest, although further support from work with larger numbers of humans would be necessary to confirm her hypothesis regarding copper.

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