Avocados change belly fat distribution in women, controlled study finds
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. Graphic by Michael Vincent.
September 3, 2021

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.

ACES researchers Naiman Khan, Caitlyn Edwards, Sharon Thompson, Bridget Hannon, Barbara Fiese, Nicholas Burd, and Hannah Holscher contributed to the study. Read more from the Illinois News Bureau: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/907033287