Anti-ageing properties in avocado oil

Avocado oil may have anti-ageing properties like those attributed to olive oil, say researchers.

Fat pressed from the fruit could be a potent weapon against conditions such as heart disease and cancer, a team of scientists from Mexico found.

Presenting their findings at a meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in San Diego, California, they said avocado could combat rogue oxygen molecules which trigger destructive chemical reactions in cells.