A diet that included an avocado a day reduced visceral belly fat in women in a randomized controlled study of adults with overweight and obesity.
An avocado a day could help redistribute belly fat in women toward a healthier profile, according to a new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and collaborators.
One hundred and five adults with overweight and obesity participated in a randomized controlled trial that provided one meal a day for 12 weeks. Women who consumed avocado as part of their daily meal had a reduction in deeper visceral abdominal fat.
The researchers published their study, funded by the Hass Avocado Board, in The Journal of Nutrition.
Release date: 03 September 2021
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign