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Walnuts provide 21% fewer calories than previously thought
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:29 am Email this article
Eating nuts has been associated with weight loss.
A recent study found that people extract 21% fewer calories from walnuts than what is listed on the label.
A one ounce (28 gram) serving of walnuts provides 146 calories rather than 185 calories as previously thought.
This helps to explain why eating tree nuts are associated with weight loss.
Baer DJ, Gebauer SK, and Novotny JA. Walnuts Consumed by Healthy Adults Provide Less Available Energy than Predicted by the Atwater Factors. J Nutr, 2016 Jan; 146(1): 9-13.
Author’s Contact Info
Janet A. Novotny
USDA, Agricultural Research Service,
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center,
307B Center Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
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