Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes.
A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles.
In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks.
For the next five weeks they added the avocado molecule to the diets of half the mice.
The avocado group showed a greater blood glucose control and slower weight gain than the other group.