Study on the Science Behind Avocado Inclusion
in a Weight Loss Diet

In an effort to share with you the nutritional work that the Hass Avocado Board does on an ongoing basis, we will be including updates throughout the year as research studies get published.

A weight management study was published in the Current Developments in Nutrition journal entitled “Hass Avocado Inclusion in a Weight Loss Diet Supported Weight Loss and Altered Gut Microbiota” with insights into the research and the results.

In a weight-loss study, researchers found 24 overweight/obese adults experienced similar weight loss when advised to eat 500 calories less each day and eat one avocado daily, compared to a control group following the same dietary guidance without avocado. The avocado-eating weight loss group reported little change in diet satisfaction over the 12-week study. Though more research like this study funded by the Hass Avocado Board is needed to confirm the findings, especially in a larger U.S. representative sample, the results support mounting evidence demonstrating avocados can be included in a successful weight loss diet

You can learn more about the findings here.

Other Happenings

Research from the Avocado Nutrition Center and the Benefits of Fiber in Avocado Shared at the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium

June 17, 2024

On Monday, May 20, HAB Staff Ella Bauer, PhD, and Amanda Izquierdo, MPH, RD, LDN, presented to nutrition professionals the benefits of the fiber in avocados on gut health and chronic disease risk reduction.

Introducing BOLD Class 4

June 3, 2024

We are pleased to announce the participants who make up our fourth Board Leadership Development (BOLD) Class 4 that was initiated the last week of March.

2023 Year in Review

May 20, 2024

2023 was no exception for us, and we had to use all of our experience to bring the year to an acceptable conclusion.