The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Society
Did you know that in past studies, avocado-eaters have been shown to be healthier than non-eaters? Chowing down on the fruit (yes, avocados are technically berries!) is associated with a lower body weight, a lower body mass index (BMI), a lower intake of added sugars, higher nutrient levels, and a better-quality diet overall. It makes perfect sense, then, that a new review of medical literature shows that eating avocados may help you avoid metabolic syndrome.
Dubbed the “new silent killer,” metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together and put you at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. 
These conditions include:
Abdominal obesity High triglycerides Low HDL “good” cholesterol High blood pressure High blood sugar 
Some 23% of U.S. adults are affected by metabolic syndrome. 
For the review, Iranian researchers looked at 129 previously published studies that examined the effects of avocado consumptionpost was originally published on this site