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    High tree nut intake and low peanut intake associated 46% lower risk of obesity


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    Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:59 pm Email this article

    People eating a high amount of tree nuts, an average of 0.6 ounces per day (16 grams), but a low amount of peanuts, where 46% less likely to be obese compared to people who ate a low amount of tree nuts and a low amount of peanuts according to a study of 803 adults done by researchers at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, USA.

    Tree Nuts

    List of Tree Nuts

    Tree nuts include, but are not limited to, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, shea nuts and walnuts.

    Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, shea nuts and walnuts and others.

    Reference

    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.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Karen Jaceldo-Siegl
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Public Health
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, California, USA
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