Are Avocados Fattening?

Avocado Board-funded studies suggest avocados may facilitate weight loss, but compared to what?

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Note this in contrast to studies on nuts, another healthy whole food source of fat, where adding nuts to one’s diet actually doesn’t lead to the expected weight gain. See Nuts & Obesity: The Weight of Evidence (

This is part of my latest slew of avocado videos. Make sure to check the rest out:

• The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation (
• Are Avocados Healthy? (
• Are Avocados Good for Your Cholesterol? (
• Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol (

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