Study: Avocados Change Belly Fat Distribution in Women -

A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that consuming an avocado per day can help women redistribute their belly fat and enjoy slimmer, healthier bodies. Learn more about this study as part of your fast weight loss efforts with Phentermine pills. 

Fat “Storage”

Researchers wanted to know what impact eating avocados had on participants’ belly fat.

“The goal wasn’t weight loss; we were interested in understanding what eating an avocado does to the way individuals store their body fat. The location of fat in the body plays an important role in health,” Naiman Khan, an Illinois professor of kinesiology and community health, said. “In the abdomen, there are two kinds of fat: fat that accumulates right underneath the skin, called subcutaneous fat, and fat that accumulates deeper in the abdomen, known as visceral fat, that surrounds the internal organs. Individuals with a higher proportion of that deeper visceral fat tend to be at a higher risk of developing diabetes. So we were interested in determining whether the ratio of subcutaneous to visceral fat changed with avocado consumption.”

Daily Consumption

Study participants each consumed one avocado per day and saw a reduction in visceral abdominal fat. There was no change in the distribution of such fat in men.

“While daily consumption of avocados did not change glucose tolerance, what we learned is that a dietary pattern that includes an avocado every day impacted the way individuals store body fat in a beneficial manner for their health, but the benefits were primarily in females,” Khan said. “It’s important to demonstrate that dietary interventions can modulate fat distribution. Learning that the benefits were only evident in females tells us a little bit about the potential for sex playing a role in dietary intervention responses.”

Richard Mackenzie, a professor of human metabolism at the University of Roehampton in London, added: “Our research not only sheds a valuable light on benefits of daily avocado consumption on the different types of fat distribution across genders, it provides us with a foundation to conduct further work to understand the full impact avocados have on body fat and health.” 

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