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Research Project: Macronutrient Absorption from Avocados: The Measured Energy Value of Avocados in the Human

Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-51000-059-013-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Dec 31, 2022

The objective of this research project is to determine the energy value of avocados, which will help identify food matrix factors that influence absorption of energy.

This study will be a controlled-feeding, randomized crossover design trial. A paired-diet approach will be used to measure the absorption of macronutrients and the energy value of avocados when consumed as part of a diet in humans.