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03 May, 2019 Health News

The Effect of Pistachio Consumption on Energy Intake, Satiety and Anthropometry

The Effect of Pistachio Consumption on Energy Intake, Satiety and Anthropometry


A new study examined the effect of consuming pistachios versus an afternoon snack on satiety, self-reported energy, self-reported nutrient intake, body weight and body composition.


A total of thirty French women were randomized in two groups and were instructed to consume either 56 g of pistachios or 56 g of biscuits as an afternoon snack. Evening energy intake, changes in anthropometric measures, daily intake of energy and selected nutrients were assessed.
 
The study results observed that satiety effects did not differ between groups and consuming pistachios or biscuits had no impact on body weight. Although thiamine or vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper and potassium intakes were significantly higher in the pistachio group. In conclusion, a daily pistachio snack for a month did not affect body weight or composition but it did improve micronutrient intake.
 
The study has been published in the journal Nutrients.
 
Carughi, A., Bellisle, F., Dougkas, A., Giboreau, A., Feeney, M. J., & Higgs, J. (2019). A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study to Assess Effects of a Daily Pistachio (Pistacia Vera) Afternoon Snack on Next-Meal Energy Intake, Satiety, and Anthropometry in French Women. Nutrients11(4), 767.
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