Eggs don't pose cardiovascular risk: new research
Wednesday, 16th May, 2018
PREVIOUS advice too many eggs may harm your heart isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Sydney of University researchers have found eating up to 12 eggs per week doesn't increase the cardiovascular risk in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Lead researcher Nick Fuller said people don't need to hold back from eating eggs as part of a healthy diet.
"While eggs themselves are high in dietary cholesterol - and people with type 2 diabetes tend to have higher levels of the 'bad' low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol - this study supports existing research that shows consumption of eggs has little effect on the levels of cholesterol in the blood of the people eating them," Dr Fuller said.
He said the findings of the study were important due to the potential health benefits of eggs for people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as the general population.
"Eggs are a source of protein and micronutrients that could support a range of health and dietary factors including helping to regulate the intake of fat and carbohydrate, eye and heart health, healthy blood vessels and healthy pregnancies."