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Heart Health Fears No Longer: Study Finds Eggs Safe for Consumption

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Study suggests that eggs could be beneficial for heart health

A new study by Dr. Nina Nouhravesh at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, has found that it is safe for individuals concerned about their heart health to consume eggs. The study examined the cholesterol levels of individuals who ate 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.

The four-month study included 140 patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease, aged over 50 and with two cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes. Researchers measured the participants’ LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, also known as “good” cholesterol, along with other biomarkers after the study period.

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

By Samantha Jones

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