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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.
Fraser GE, Sabaté J, Beeson WL. Copper in Nuts May Lower Heart Disease Risk-Reply. Arch Intern Med. 1993;153(3):402. doi:10.1001/archinte.1993.00410030101022
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