For the study, researchers are mainly looking to prove whether the heart-healthy fats contained in avocados are good for reducing abdominal fats, blood pressure, and the effects of cardiovascular disease. However, they are still looking for people who live near the campuses of Penn State University, Tufts University in MA, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
There are age and weight qualifications for those interested in signing up.
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Those who make it to the end of the study will get $300. One university is now paying people $300 to eat avocados in order to find out.
Yes, it's true. In the new study, scientists from Loma Linda, Penn State, Tuffst University and University of Calfornia will pay you for something that you just ate avocado. Half of the group will be given one avocado to eat - no more, no less - every day for two months. Wake Forest University of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will analyze the data once it's collected.
You also have to measure at least 40 inches around the waist if you're a man or measure at least 35 inches around the waist if you're female.
Each person taking part in the study will receive a free MRI and health screening and will be required to meet with a dietician once a month. "We are rigorous in our selection of projects", he stated on LLU's website. Members of the group that only eats two avocados a month will also get 24 of them post-study to enjoy as they please.
Nutritionist Tammy Lakatos-Shames, one half of the Nutrition Twins, told Daily Mail Online last month that eating avocados can be healthy in moderation.
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