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Avocados

Purpose:

This is a nutritional study that examines the effect of avocados on abdominal fat and health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease.

Procedures and Compensation:

  • A 6-month study
  • You will be given one avocado per day to eat with your usual diet or you will follow your usual diet
  • Measurements of abdominal fat, vascular health, and blood markers (cholesterol, glucose) at the start of the study, week 12 and week 26
  • Compensation will be provided for your participation

You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:

  • + 25 years old
  • BMI of at least 25 for women or at least 27 for men (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm)
  • Not pregnant, lactating, or have an intention of pregnancy during the trial
  • No significant body weight change in the last year
  • Live in State College, PA or the surrounding areas (please note this study requires regular appointments at Penn State, University Park).

INTERESTED?

Please call 1-814-863-0856 or email psudiet@gmail.com, mention the Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial (HAT), and leave your name and number.

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This research study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)