RISE OF THE PEANUTS!
According to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, eating peanuts can help reduce mortality rates; while peanut butter does not. A strong link was made between peanut intake and reducing risk of mortality by an average of 10 months for both men and women suffering of respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease and diabetes. The recommended dose of nut intake is around 15 grams average per day. However, speculation justifies that the trans-fatty acids found in peanut butter may inhibit the protective [nutritional value] effects of peanuts.