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Eggs: dispel mythology, restore the reputation

According to research conducted by a British researcher, concerns over egg consumption and higher cholesterol are unfounded.

The link between the consuption of eggs and elevated cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolaemia), which ultimately could lead to cardiovascular disease, is based on out-dated information, according to Professor Bruce Griffin from the University of Surrey, UK.

"The egg is a nutrient-dense food, a valuable source of high quality protein and essential micronutrients that is not high in SFA or in energy. In the current difficult financial climate, eggs can play a useful role as a relatively inexpensive source of nutrition for all and especially for people on low incomes," it was said in Nutrition Bulletin.

“It is high time that we dispelled the mythology surrounding eggs and heart disease and restored them to their rightful place on our menus where they can make a valuable contribution to healthy balanced diets.”

Source: Nutrition Bulletin

Natalie Berkhout

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    eddie lovett

    All my life I was told by my doctors not to eat more than 3-6 eggs a week because of the colesterol content, and that I should be telling my egg customers the same thing - eat fewer eggs. Yet during that time lots of info came in notably from the US that we could eat as may as we wanted with no ill effects for 'normal' folks. For the first blood test in my life my colestrol showed up as 4.9 the doc was shocked and asked for another test this time 4.2. reason for her problem is I have eaten 2/3 eggs a day for most of my life plus whatever was in cakes etc. So now who can we sue for all the lies put out by these 'Quacks' who have damaged a whole lifetime of hard working poultry farmers? And who may also have caused health problems for the many folk who did not eat eggs!

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