HOUSTON (KTRK) --Many studies have shown the benefits of including nuts and peanut butter in your diet.
Those who do so are less likely to develop type-two diabetes and heart disease.
Recent study results out of the University of Houston suggest peanuts and peanut butter may hold the key to preventing obesity, too.
A study followed Latino middle school children who swapped out peanuts for unhealthy snacks.
After 12 weeks, the children who ate the nuts had a lower body mass index than those who did not. They also continued to lower their BMI for 12 weeks beyond the study.
The study findings are published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children.