According to recent research, consuming up to a dozen eggs every week does not lead to heart disease.
The study, which involved 128 people who were tracked for a year, revealed that eating up to 12 eggs per week does not negatively impact the cardiovascular health, blood pressure, or boost bad cholesterol in people that live with type 2 diabetes.
Study authors found no differences in participants that ate more eggs and those that ate fewer eggs.
Lead author Nick Fuller, MD, explained that eating eggs in the context of a healthy diet does not boost the risk of heart disease and stroke as past studies had shown. A safe level of consumption was reported even for the high-egg diet group.
That group consumed up to 12 eggs every week. The low-egg group consumed less than two eggs weekly. Researchers found that the high-egg group did not develop a higher risk of cardiovascular disease at the end of a year.
Consuming too Many Eggs Is Not Risky
Participants who wanted to lose weight were asked to cut 500 calories from their diet for three months. The rest of the year, researchers tracked participants who returned to their high-egg or low-egg diet.
Regardless of the amount of eggs consumed, participants showed no adverse effects and those that ate fewer calories managed to lose weight. Researchers underlined that eggs are rich in micronutrients and protein that can keep the body energized and healthy.
Past studies revealed that eggs are also a rich source of dietary cholesterol. So, doctors have advised Type 2 diabetes patients for years to trim their egg intake. Those patients are already at risk of developing dangerous levels of bad cholesterol.
Other past studies have shown that eggs do not affect cholesterol levels. In fact, the latest study revealed that they can promote weight loss.
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