Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act

Authors

Watson S, McGowan L, McCrum LA, Cardwell CR, McGuinness B, Moore C, Woodside JV, McKenna G

Methods

This UK study examined 1053 participants 65 years and older to study the effect of dental status on their ability to eat certain foods.

Key Findings

Nuts were among the foods that were a challenge for some adults, specifically adults without incisors and canine teeth who wore dentures. Authors conclude that this could put such adults at risk for malnutrition, since they would potentially miss key nutrients in their diets. Other studies have highlighted the potential of peanut butter to help older adults who have difficulty eating nuts to still benefit from their nutrients.