Child Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity

Year Published: 2013

Journal

Nutr Res

Authors

Moreno JP, Johnston CA, El-Mubasher AA, Papaioannou MA, Tyler C, Gee M, Foreyt JP.

Methods

This study included 262 sixth-grade Mexican-American students in a school-based weight management program. The objective was to compare nutrient and weight differences between peanut and non-peanut consumers.

Key Findings

Children who consumed peanuts were less likely to be overweight or obese compared with children who did not consume peanuts. Peanut consumers also had higher intakes of several micronutrients (including magnesium and vitamin E) than non-peanut consumers.