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One Avocado a Week Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by 20%

Avocados contain dietary fibre, healthy monounsaturated fats and other key vitamins and minerals.

Avocados contain dietary fibre, healthy monounsaturated fats and other key vitamins and minerals.

Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg

Eating two or more servings of avocado every week cuts the risk of heart disease by a fifth, according to a new study.

Experts found that one avocado a week (equivalent to two servings) appears to slash the risks of coronary heart disease by 21% compared to people who do not eat avocado.