Avocado weight loss study

(WMAR) - If you're looking for a way to make some extra cash, four universities are willing to pay you to eat avocados.

It's for a study called The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial. 

1,000 people who take part in the study will eat an avocado every day for six-months. Researchers want to see if avocados can help with weight loss.

Previous studies have shown avocados have heart-healthy fats that fight cholesterol and may even lower blood pressure.

The four universities involved include Loma Linda, Penn State, Tufts and The University of California, Los Angeles.

Participants will get $300 when the study is complete.

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