New research is looking at the link between eating avocados and weight loss 4 years ago

New research is looking at the link between eating avocados and weight loss

Love yourself some avocado?

There's a study taking place in the US that's looking at avocados and weight loss.

Not that we're going to fly over to America to take part in it, but since the rise of the avocado has been a great one, we're interested to see if it's actually the 'superfood' that people claim it to be.

The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen,” Joan Sabaté, MD, PhD of Loma Linda University said.

Men and women taking part in the study must have waist measurements of 40 and 35 inches or more, and must be 25-year-old or older.

However, it's the next point that is crucial - you must "be willing to either eat one avocado per day for six months or eat only two avocados per month for the same period,” the school said.

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Loma Linda University also explained how the study will work.

“The test group will be given 16 avocados every two weeks and required to eat one avocado per day throughout the six-month study.

“The control group will be required to eat no more than two avocados per month during the same period."

It further explained: “Upon successful completion of the study, participants in both groups will be paid $300 each, and members of the control group will be given 24 avocados to enjoy."

Bit mad, isn't it?