- 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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