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High peanut intake associated 11% lower risk of obesity
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People eating a high amount of peanuts, an average of 0.5 ounces per day (14 grams), but a low amount of tree nuts, where 11% less likely to be obese compared to people who ate a low amount of peanuts (an average of 4 grams per day) and a low amount of tree nuts according to a study of 803 adults done by researchers at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, USA.
Jaceldo-Siegl K, Haddad E, Oda K, Fraser GE, and Sabate J. Tree nuts are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome and obesity: the Adventist health study-2. PLoS One, 2014; 9(1): e85133.
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Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, USA
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