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Serum Lipid Benefits Linked to Avocados

The  January/February 2016  Journal of Clinical Lipidology [lipids are fats that float in the bloodstream, some line the blood vessel walls as dangerous plaque] reported on a meta-analysis of 10 studies with 229 subjects who replaced saturated dietary fat [butter, lard, mayonnaise, cheeses] with avocados.  This substitution resulted in a significant reduction of total cholesterol, LDL [“bad”] cholesterol, and triglycerides.  Unfortunately, avocado consumption did not impact HDL [“good”] cholesterol.  This study provides more fuel for the argument that a plant based diet is the healthiest choice.