Eating eggs may not impact heart health at all

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(Lisa Rapaport/ Reuters) — People who eat an egg a day are no more likely than those who rarely eat eggs to have high cholesterol, heart attacks and strokes or to die prematurely, a large study suggests.

“Previous studies on egg consumption and diseases have been contradictory because most of these studies were relatively small or moderate in size and did not include individuals from a large number of countries,” said lead study author Mahshid Dehghan of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

The new study included 177,000 people from 50 countries on six continents.

“It is also possible that the health effects of eggs could depend on the background diet, with eggs providing different effects depending on the quality of protein in the diet,” Dehghan told Reuters Health by email. (…)

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