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 consumptionThis post was originally published on this site