For science, researchers are paying people to avocados

Do you like avocados? Really really like avocados? If so there is a new scientific study getting underway

Do you like avocados? Really really like avocados? If so there is a new scientific study getting underway

Whereas, the control group will not be allowed to eat more than two avocados per month during the timeframe.

The study- titled "The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial"- is obviously influenced by the United States' increasing obsession with avocados, and while they may be delicious, it's important to understand that the increased demand has human consequences.

A team composed of researchers from four US colleges is seeking subjects interested in being paid to eat avocados for six months. So if avocados are already a budget line-item for you - or you'd like them to be - this could be the flawless side hustle.

"The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen", Joan Sabaté, MD, PhD, said in an online statement Tuesday.

When it's all said and done, participants in both groups will be paid $300 each.

The announcement was made in the news section of Loma Linda University's website last August 28.

LLU is looking for people to help them prove once and for all if avocados help with abdominal fat loss or not.

Sabaté said participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups.

A thousand research subjects (or 250 people per campus) will be split into two groups: one in which subjects will eat an avocado every day for six months, and another in which subjects will eat only two avocados per month for the same period. Females, on the other hand, must measure at least 35 inches around the waist.

Each university is looking for 250 avocado lovers who are willing to eat one avocado per day or two per month.

Participants will receive $25 for finishing the initial screening visit and, if they qualify and complete the study, will receive $1,045 - not to mention the avocados are provided - according to Tufts. Four universities are teaming up to fund this venture - all in the name of research.

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