Avocado study finds improved cholesterol ratios

January 8, 2015 6:25 PM

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A moderate-fat diet with one fresh avocado daily showed more improvement in some blood lipid markers than a similar or low-fat diet without avocado, a Pennsylvania State University study finds.

Funded by the Hass Avocado Board, the research was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. It evaluated whether a fresh avocado in the daily diet for five weeks could reduce bad cholesterol levels more than consuming monounsaturated fat from vegetable oils high in oleic acid inst...

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