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Study is paying people to eat avocados!

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Holy guacamole!

Do you like avocados? Really, really like avocados? If so, there is a new scientific study getting underway.

Four universities are willing to pay people to eat avocados. It's for a study called "The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial."

The 1,000 people who sign up will eat an avocado every day for 6 months. The researchers want to see if avocados can help with weight loss.

Previous studies show avocados have pro-heart fats that fight cholesterol and may lower blood pressure.

The 4 schools involved are Loma, Penn State, Tufts and the University of California, Los Angeles.

There are age and weight qualifications for those interested in signing up. Those who make it through will get $300 when the study is complete.