Effects of peanut processing on masticatory performance during variable appetitive states

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F McKiernan; RD Mattes

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Scholarly Article


Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

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Abstract: Background. Current evidence indicates that peanut consumption reduces cardiovascular disease risk, while posing little threat to positive energy balance. However, questions have been raised as to whether inter- and intraindividual variability in mastication in response to peanut form and processing properties may influence these health effects, since mastication has the potential to alter the bioaccessibility of nutrients within the nut matrix. objectives. To explore the relationship between peanut form and processing and masticatory function. Subjects/Methods. Thirty nine adults (16?M, 23?F; BMI:30.4

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