Peanut consumption in adolescents is associated with improved weight status.
Child Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity
Year Published: 2013
Moreno JP, Johnston CA, El-Mubasher AA, Papaioannou MA, Tyler C, Gee M, Foreyt JP.
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.