Avocados May Help Lower Levels Of Bad Cholesterol - Study Finds.

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In spite of their strange appearance, avocados pack a serious health punch and are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other nutrients.

New research has found they may also help with your cholesterol. “The study, conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, analyzed the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados.

Forty-five patients between 21 and 70 years old spent two weeks consuming an average American diet of 34 percent of calories from fat, 51 percent carbohydrates and 16 percent protein before they were put on one of three different cholesterol-lowering diets for 5 weeks.

The diets included a lower fat diet without avocado, a moderate-fat diet without avocado and a moderate-fat diet with one avocado per day.

Researchers found that compared to the baseline average American diet, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ was 13.5 mg/dL lower after consuming the moderate fat diet that included avocado – a significantly lower level than those consuming less fat without a daily avocado in their diet.

In addition to lowering cholesterol, blood measurements taken during the study showed lower total cholesterol, triglycerides, small dense LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in patients on the avocado inclusive diet.”  The results held regardless of the weight of the participant on the diet.

Results were consistent in participants that were overweight and obese. The study was designed to achieve weight maintenance, so weight loss was not a factor in the study results

Although researchers are impressed by the findings, Kris-Etherton, senior study author and Chair of the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee said it’s important to understand how to consume avocados in healthy ways.

She recommends adding avocado to sandwiches, salads, or smoothies. Guacamole can be used as a spread or dip in place of fatty mayonnaise or sour cream.

Kris-Etherton said more research is needed before new nutrition policy recommendations can be made, but in the meantime consumers can reap the health benefits of avocados.

The findings are published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Source: FOX News

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