Regular consumption of avocados may cause individuals to have less weight gain

In March 2019 researchers from the USA published the results of their study to assess the effect of regular avocado consumption on changes in weight and BMI. A total of 55,407 individuals, average age 56 years, were involved in the study. Information on avocado intake (standard serving size 32 g/day) was collected via a food frequency questionnaire. Self-reported height and weight were collected at the start of the study, with follow-up weight being collected via follow-up questionnaires between 4-11 years later. Results showed that normal weight individuals who consumed avocados gained significantly less weight than non-consumers. In addition the risk of becoming overweight/obese was higher for low avocado consumers than high consumers.

Heskey C et al. Avocado Intake, and Longitudinal Weight and Body Mass Index Changes in an Adult Cohort. Nutrients. 2019 Mar 23;11(3). pii: E691

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