2 servings of avocado per week may cut heart disease risk by 16%

  • Researchers examined the relationship between avocado consumption and cardiovascular events.
  • They found that eating 2 or more servings of avocado per week is linked to 16% fewer cardiovascular events over a 30-year period. One serving is half an avocado, or 80 grams (g).
  • The researchers conclude that replacing certain fat-containing foods with avocado could lower cardiovascular disease risk.
  • They note however that replacing plant oils with avocado is linked to a 45% higher stroke risk.

Written by Annie Lennon on April 7, 2022

Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D.

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