Eating peanut butter could combat obesity, study finds 5 years ago

Eating peanut butter could combat obesity, study finds

It doesn’t matter what the reasoning is, any study that suggests eating peanut butter gets our attention.

A recent experiment apparently found that snacking on peanut butter or peanuts up to four times a week could help to combat obesity.


The 12-week study (conducted by the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Woman’s University) involved Hispanic children aged 11-13 at risk of being overweight or obese.


According to The Health Site, it was found that those who followed an eating plan that included a snack of peanuts or peanut butter three to four times a week reduced their Body Mass Index, compared to those who had the snack less than once a week.


Researcher concluded that, while snacking can be unhealthy, consuming peanut butter or peanuts can be a healthier alternative to other food products.

The findings of the study were published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children.

If you love peanut butter, we recommend checking out these delicious recipes (please note, they probably won't combat obesity).