Study suggests that eggs could be beneficial for heart health

Eggs are Heart-Healthy: Study Shows Fortified Eggs Safe for Consumption

A new study conducted by Dr. Nina Nouhravesh at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, suggests that eggs can be safely consumed by individuals concerned about their heart health. The research examined the cholesterol levels of people who consumed 12 or more fortified eggs per week compared to those who did not.

Fortified eggs contain less saturated fat and additional nutrients such as vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. This study was funded by Eggland’s Best, a leading egg producer in the U.S., and included 140 patients over the age of 50 who had previously experienced a cardiovascular event and two other cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes.

The results showed that there was no adverse effect on cholesterol levels in participants who consumed 12 eggs per week compared to those who did not. Dr. Nouhravesh stated that while this study was small, it provides reassurance that consuming fortified eggs is safe for lipid effects over a four-month period, even among individuals at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This suggests that individuals can enjoy eggs as part of a balanced diet without negatively impacting their heart health.

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