And because they had to hold back, members of the control group will be given 24 avocados. It's very important that participants follow the rules of the study, eating avocados every day or twice a month depending on their group. But if you're not, in order to qualify, you must be 25 years or older and have an at least 35-inch waist. In return, everyone will be rewarded with the required avocado stash needed for the study and get paid $300 for their efforts.
Loma Linda University also explained how the study will work.
In our dreams, we eat all day, every day.
According to the LLU website, the study is funded by the Hass Avocado Board, but Sabaté says the sponsorship will not affect the findings. If you do get picked for the study, you may want to check out some creative ways to eat avocados.
Participants will be broken into two groups: an "experimental" group who will eat the daily avocados and a "control" group who will continue their usual diets.
Aside from the payment, participants will also have monthly access to a dietician and receive a free MRI and health screening, making this a ideal offer for a hungry college student.
Avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, but Sabaté believes other components of avocados, which are the main ingredient the guacamole, could have fat-fighting properties. Carrots have carotene in them, which the avocado will help you to absorb. Research teams at LLU and UCLA, along with Penn State and Tufts universities, will each pay 250 people to test their hypothesis.
The four school are recruiting 250 participants each, for a total of 1,000 participants in the study. Once the study is complete, the data from the participants would be analyzed by the Wake Forest University.
Since avocados are delicious, just about everyone on Twitter* (*this is an exaggeration) made a joke about volunteering for the study.