Researches from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles are going to pay people to eat avocados every single day for six months.
“The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial” is what the researches call the experiment and according to Loma Linda, 1000 participants are required to figure out weather avocados actually help with weight loss.
Avocados are said to be a rich source of heart-healthy fats that can help cholesterol, however some say that the fruit is not as healthy as it seems.
“Since avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, it seems illogical to think they might actually help people lose their belly fat,” Loma Linda University reported.
Dr. Joan Sabate, director of the university’s Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, says the study — which is funded by the Hass Avocado Board, an industry group — will examine whether eating one avocado per day will help reduce fat in the abdomen.
A study in the journal of the American Heart Association stated that replacing saturated fats with one avocado each day could result in lower blood pressure. Penn State researchers plan to experiment the study by monitoring not just the effects on abdominal fats.
Each university is looking for 250 ,people who love avocado and are willing to eat one avocado per day or two per month.
Participants must be 25 years or older and measure at least 35 to 40 inches around the waist, depending on gender. participants also need to attend clinical visits at the universities, undergo two abdominal MRI scans and attend a monthly dietary meeting.
All the participants will receive $300 each at the end of the study.
Once all the data have been collected, Wake Forest University will perform the final analysis and deliver the results, Loma Linda University reported.