A recent study has looked into the effects of avocadoes on the various components of the metabolic syndrome that represents a gathering of risk factors, such as: cholesterol, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, body mass, etc. All these factors cause increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2.

Based on the numerous studies, avocadoes have got positive effects on lipid profile, as well as on HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids.

12 women with T2DM, who took two completely different diets, participated in a totally random study. The first group took a high monounsaturated fat acid diet (containing olive oil and avocado oleic acid), whereas the other took a high-complex carbohydrates diet in a period of 4 weeks.

The results of the study have shown that the first diet controlled glucemic level and provided a good management opportunity. Another medical study, which 26 overweight participants took part in, has shown that their intake of a Hass avocado lowered glucagon-peptide 1 level and the blood insulin.

It was considered that the D-mannoheptulose might have been the main cause for the hypoglycemic effect by the decreased glycolysis through the inhibition of hexokinase and regulation of weight through lowered appetite.

Moreover, the results of the study have shown that the consumption of avocadoes in lunch stimulated the increase of postprandial blood insulin level only after 30 minutes and lowered the appetite, which is totally different from the free control of avocado due to its anti-obesity properties.

The seed, the peel, the flesh and the avocado leaves differently affect the components of the metabolic syndrome.
The Phytotherapy Research authors stated that it is known that avocado is loaded with minerals, carotenoids, vitamins, fat acids, and phenoilcs. Numerous studies have shown the cardio protective, anti-obesity, lipid-reducing, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, antithrombotic, anti-atherosclerotic properties of the avocadoes.

This article summarizes various different studies, in vitro, in vivo and medical researches, which were carried out by well-known researchers from all over the world, who investigated the effects of the flesh, the seed, and the peel of the avocado on the metabolic syndrome. Namely, these studies have recommended including the avocadoes in the diet on a daily basis and regulating the components of the metabolic syndrome.