The study found that avocado eaters were, on average, 7.5 pounds lighter with a waistline 1.6 inches smaller. Also, risk for metabolic syndrome — which can in turn increase the risk of heart attack and type 2 diabetes — were cut for those who ate avocados.
Yahoo! reports that carotenoids, which are found in avocados, may be helpful in protecting skin against the sun. Phytochemicals, also found in avocados, may be helpful in cancer prevention, according to the report.