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That's what an avocado researcher thinks, and he pays people to eat them to prove his theory that the popular edible can help people lose
Dr. Joan Sabaté, director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at Loma Linda University in Southern California, is looking for 250 people who are expected to consume a modest amount of avocado meat, Sabaté told the site that LLU and three others American universities will evaluate the theory in a six-month trial, which means that 1,000 people will participate in the experiment.
Avocados contain the most fat content of any fruit, but Sabaté believes that other ingredients of avocados, which are the main constituent of guacamole, could have fat-fighting properties.
"The study will investigate whether eating an avocado per day … reduces fat in the abdomen" he said:
Participants for the study must be:
- 25 years of age or older
- to be ready Eat one avocado per day for six months or eat only two avocados per month for the same period  Measure at least 40 inches around the waist if they are male or
- Measure at least 35 inches around the waist Waist, if they are female.
Sabaté said that the participants happen to be assigned to one of two groups. The test group receives 16 avocados every two weeks and must eat an avocado daily during the six-month study. The control group does not have to eat more than two avocados a month over the same period.
The Chosen receive a free MRI and health exam and are asked to attend a monthly meeting with a nutritionist. Upon successful completion of the study, participants in both groups receive $ 300 each.
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In addition to LLU, Penn State University, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will each recruit 250 participants
According to the LLU website, the study will be published by the Hass Avocado Board but Sabaté says the sponsorship will not affect the results. "Over the last 20 years, we have conducted nutrition intervention studies on plant foods and nuts, and we are strict in the selection of our projects," he said.
To sign up for the study, visit www.HATstudy.org. For more information or to ask questions, send an e-mail to HATstudy@llu.edu or call us at 909-558-8382
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