Research News

July 2008 Issue

New Study Finds Six Eggs a Week Okay…Except If You Have Diabetes

As a major source of dietary cholesterol, eggs have been at the epicenter of heart health concerns for decades. Yet expert opinion in recent years has focused on saturated and trans fats. Still, the American Heart Association continues to recommend that healthy people limit dietary cholesterol to 300 milligrams a day, 200 if you have heart disease. A large egg has 213 milligrams of cholesterol, which automatically restricts egg intake if you follow AHA’s advice. However, there is little concrete evidence to suggest that eggs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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