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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Added Avocado Fat Cancels Harm From Damaging Fats


Sayer Ji, Contributor
Activist Post

There are good fats, and then there are not so good fats ... but it is a bit more complex than that.

Some good fats can do bad things (go rancid), and sometimes, a fat will sacrifice its goodness to keep another fat from doing harm.

Take for example, a recent study that looked at what happened when avocado was added to a heart-stopping American favorite, the hamburger meal.[i]

Researchers at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition took eleven healthy subjects, and on two different occasions, fed them either 250 gram hamburger patty alone (ca. 436 cal and 25 g fat) or together with 68 grams of avocado flesh (an additional 114 cal and 11 g of fat for a total of 550 cal and 36 g fat).

The researchers then measured the degree of vasoconstriction following hamburger ingestion 2 hours later in test subjects given a hamburger meal either with our without avocado. The hamburger meal resulted in significant vasoconstriction, whereas the avocado+hamburger meal saw no change at all.

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