Study: eating eggs and heart disease
The Harvard School of Public
Health has conducted a research study of 10,000 individuals, revealing if a link
exists between egg consumption and developing heart disease in
The Guardian, Charlottetown, reports that the study showed that eating an
average of one egg per day has little effect on total blood cholesterol levels
and doesn't increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. The research did
indicate that excess saturated and transaturated fats have the greatest impact
on blood cholesterol levels.
â€œWe need to reinforce the need to get the message to individuals that one
of the key things is saturated and trans fats,â€ Sandy Schwenger, a registered
dietician. According to her, eggs contain only 1.5 g of saturated fat and no
â€œAfter a full medical assessment by Harvard School of Public Health, they
found no links between eating eggs and developing cardiovascular disease in
healthy adults,â€ Schwenger said, adding that Canada's Food Guide suggests eating
two eggs a day.
Besides being a great source of protein
and good taste, she stated that an additional advantage of eating eggs is that are
usually on hand and low in calories. â€œIt's convenient for the most part and always
in the fridge. It has 14 essential nutrients, and an excellent source
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