Research Roundup

May 2015 Issue

Research Roundup: May 2015

An Avocado a Day Fights Cholesterol. Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate fat diet improved cholesterol levels in adults. Forty-five overweight and obese subjects consumed one of three cholesterol-lowering diets for five weeks: a lower fat diet (24 percent calories from fat) without avocado, a moderate fat diet (34 percent calories from fat) without avocado, or moderate fat diet with one avocado per day. The moderate fat diet with avocado resulted in the lowering of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by at least 5.2 mg/dL more than the other diets.

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