Tufts Part of Study That Pays People To Eat Avocados Every Day

Kenny Tucker
September 2, 2018

Loma Linda University is looking for people to eat avocados - in large quantities and small quantities - as part of a study, and they're paying participants.

A thousand research subjects (or 250 people per campus) will be split into two groups: one in which subjects will eat an avocado every day for six months, and another in which subjects will eat only two avocados per month for the same period. Men need to have a waist measurement of at least 101 centimeters (40 inches) and women at least 89 centimeters (35 inches). By 2014, the average of avocado consumption in the United States amounted to 24 million pounds.

Although the study has been much taco-d about in the last few days, there are still spaces for those who qualify, a spokesperson for Loma Linda University said Thursday. The goal is to determine whether eating an avocado a day impacts belly fat, KESQ, a CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, reports.

Participants will be given a free MRI and health screening and asked to attend a monthly meeting with a dietician.

Researchers are calling it "The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial", and according to Loma Linda, they are looking for 1,000 participants to help figure out whether avocados actually help with weight loss.

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Despite avocados containing the highest fat content of any fruit, the researchers believe other elements of avocados may contain fat-fighting properties.

The members of the control group, however, will be allowed to eat no more than two avocados per month during the study. This study will explore this finding as well as expand on it by, "monitoring not just the effects on abdominal fats but the health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease".

Once all the data has been collected, it'll be sent to Wake Forest University for final analysis.

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