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Nuts, seeds, and plant-based oils can be good for your heart

Published on May 22, 2014 6:57 PM

SINGAPORE: Going nuts over nuts? You're on the right track.

A local study has found that omega-3 fatty acids from plants are as good for the heart as those from animals.

Both lower the risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, which kill a third of Singaporeans annually.

"I think a lot of people know about fish oil," said Assistant Professor Pan An of the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, who co-authored the study.

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