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Video: How Many Eggs Per Day Can You Eat Without Risk To Health
How many eggs per day can you eat without risk to health
Eggs are an important source of dietary cholesterol. Scientists have long argued about how dangerous it is to eat them and how many eggs can be consumed per day. A new study based on data from 1.5 million people provides compelling answers to these questions.
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If you eat no more than one egg a day, the risk of cardiovascular disease will not increase, American scientists have shown. The research results are published in BMJ.
A team of scientists from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed data from three large studies, which involved 215,000 people without serious chronic illness at the time of study. Their health was monitored for 34 years.
The researchers looked at the participants' diets and found that people typically eat one to five eggs per week. It turned out that such a number of eggs does not increase the risk of myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease and stroke. A link between egg consumption and cardiovascular risk has only been found in people who have type 2 diabetes.
“On average, most people don't eat more than one egg a day. You can eat two eggs for breakfast, but only two or three times a week. Thus, the average consumption is actually less than one egg per day,”explained Frank Hu, co-author of the study.
In addition, the researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 28 European, American and Asian studies that collectively examined the eating habits of 1.7 million people. The data from these studies also confirm that one egg per day has no negative effects on heart health.
Asian studies have found an association of egg consumption with some reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease. Scientists have proposed an explanation that in Asian cultures eggs are usually found in various dishes, while in the West, eggs are often eaten separately, with red or processed meat and white bread.
Study results are in line with the 2019 American Heart Association guidelines for cholesterol control.
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