I get asked about eggs all the time in regards to cholesterol and heart disease. I have written quite a bit on cholesterol previously, click here to read more on cholesterol.

Essentially, the cholesterol you eat has little, to no relationship with the cholesterol that can build up in the arteries. Since eggs are the perfect food with all essential amino acids (proteins) and loads of important nutrients and good fats, it is important to clear their name!

I thought it would be worth bringing this study to your attention (link in references below), it was published in the American Journal of Medicine in 2020.

 

 

Study name: Association Between Egg Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This was an extensive study, they identified 23 prospective studies with a median follow-up of 12.28 years. A total of 1,415,839 individuals with a total of 123,660 cases and 157,324 cardiovascular disease events were included. 

Here is the conclusion of the study:

“Our analysis suggests that higher consumption of eggs (more than 1 egg/day) was not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but was associated with a significant reduction in risk of coronary artery disease”.

That’s right, egg consumption was associated with a REDUCTION IN RISK of coronary artery disease!

Please enjoy your eggs without guilt, they are a fabulous source of nutrition to help maintain a healthy body.

If you need help with your diet to manage issues with cholesterol, heart disease or diabetes, book a consultation with me here: https://informedhealth.com.au/

Reference:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32653422/

 

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