Land­mark re­search is dras­ti­cally chang­ing long-held ideas about egg con­sump­tion

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The PURE study, con­ducted since 2003 on 150,000 peo­ple from 18 coun­tries; 29,298 from In­dia. Largest study to find di­ets high in car­bo­hy­drates—and not fats—to be deadly. Ex­on­er­ates eggs


A high-choles­terol diet (or one egg a day) does not in­crease risk even in those ge­net­i­cally pre­dis­posed to heart dis­ease (Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion)


The US depart­ment of agri­cul­ture and depart­ment of health and hu­man ser­vices, re­vises its 40-year-old pub­lic health warn­ing against the egg in the eighth edi­tion of Di­etary Guide­lines for Amer­i­cans, 2015—2020


Sat­u­rated fat more likely to raise blood choles­terol than foods such as eggs, that are rich in choles­terol but low in sat­u­rated fat (Euro­pean Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tion)


Eggs also con­tain an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties which help in the prevention of heart dis­ease and can­cer (Food Chem­istry)


Di­etary choles­terol has a small im­pact on blood choles­terol lev­els for most peo­ple. Hard-boiled eggs may even help boost lev­els of good choles­terol (Ad­vances in Nu­tri­tion)

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