HEALTH NOTES: Avocados trim hidden body fat

HEALTH NOTES: Avocados trim hidden body fat
HEALTH NOTES: Avocados trim hidden body fat
HEALTH NOTES: Avocados trim hidden body fat

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An avocado a day could help fight the belly fat that’s linked to diabetes.

British researchers split 105 overweight adults into groups and, after 12 weeks, those who had been given avocados in their diet had significantly less visceral fat.

High levels of this type of fat, which surrounds internal organs, has been shown to predict the likelihood of a person developing type 2 diabetes.

Richard Mackenzie, a professor of life sciences at the University of Roehampton in London and co-author of the study, suggested the high quantity of fibre in avocados, which slows down the digestion process, was keeping participants fuller for longer and so less likely to snack.

Richard Mackenzie, a professor of life sciences at the University of Roehampton in London and co-author of the study, suggested the high quantity of fibre in avocados, which slows down the digestion process, was keeping participants fuller for longer and so less likely to snack

Richard Mackenzie, a professor of life sciences at the University of Roehampton in London and co-author of the study, suggested the high quantity of fibre in avocados, which slows down the digestion process, was keeping participants fuller for longer and so less likely to snack

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The video is based on testimonies from sufferers who say their illness was exacerbated by the food and body image content on social media apps, including selfies on Instagram and

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