The avocado emerged as the most liver-friendly of 22 different fruits tested by scientists in Japan, the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies was told.
The researchers at Shizuoka University, Japan, said they had identified five compounds in the fruit that seemed to be effective in trials on laboratory rats.
"People should eat more avacados".Professor Hirokazu Kawagishi
During the trials, rats were given galactosamine to generate liver damage.
The researchers measured levels of specific liver enzymes to identify which fruits had the most protective effect. The research showed that avocado was the most effective at preventing damage, the conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, was told.
The researchers said the rat model mimicked the kind of damage that could be caused by viral infection.
Researcher Professor Hirokazu Kawagishi said, "Besides offering taste and nutrition, avocados seem to improve liver health. People should eat more of them."
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