A new study has found that eating avocados (but not pears) may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
According to research published in the Journal of Nutrition, how our body’s metabolism can directly affect our health.
The study looked at data from 6,224 older adults between the ages of 45 and 84, in which researchers examined blood sugar and insulin levels while eating pears.
They identified specific elements from avocados in the blood that would indicate who had eaten the avocado.
The study found that avocados were beneficial for keeping blood sugar in balance for some people, but not necessarily for everyone.
Previous studies have shown that pears have positive effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Earlier this year, a study by Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported how avocado consumption may affect the likelihood of developing this disease.