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Baby boomers have bashed avocado-loving millennials for the last time, because Loma Linda School of Public Health is now accepting applications for those interested in eating avocados in the name of science.

In a collaborative study, Loma Linda University, Penn State University, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles, are inviting 250 participants each to eat avocados over the span of six months to see if the fatty fruit actually promotes weight loss and reduces belly fat. The control group can only eat as many as two avocados per month, but will receive 24 avocados when they successfully complete the study. The test group, on the other hand, will be given 16 avocados every two weeks, and are expected to eat one a day. All participants are required to see a dietitian on a monthly basis, and also get a free health screening and MRI from an LLU technician.

Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH and director of Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention says “the study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen.”

“Follow your passion and the money will follow”: The age-old adage is now coming true for millennials looking to indulge their taste buds and their wallets. If you’re 25 years or older, measure at least 40 inches around the waist if male or 35 inches if female, click here to start making guac–ahem, money.

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Kayleigh is a senior at the University of Albany studying English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. When not writing articles for CMN or poetry for her own enjoyment, she can be found enjoying time with her family and friends or jamming out to all genres of music.

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