Nutrition study: high Egg consumption increases the risk for deadly heart disease

Should we eat daily eggs?

In recent years, there have been more contradictory statements about whether and how many eggs people should eat, and whether or not the consumption of eggs leads values to elevated cholesterol. A US research team found now that eggs seems to increase the risk for heart disease.

The researchers at the Duke University Medical Center and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine noted in its recent study that the consumption of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol or eggs your risk for heart disease increased. The results were published in the English journal “the JAMA Network”.

It is to consume healthy for people regular eggs? (Image: Natika/

Eggs are a major source for cholesterol

Eggs are healthy for humans, or rather unhealthy? This is a debate which is now fueled by the results of the current study. Cholesterol is a frequently-occurring nutrient in the human diet, and eggs are one of the main sources of cholesterol.

Data from over 29,000 subjects were evaluated for study

The study included data from 29.615 subjects between the age of 25. March 1985 and 31. August 2016 were raised. The researchers studied the connection between cholesterol in food (mg / day) and the consumption of eggs (number / day) together with the probability that subjects suffering from a cardiovascular event, or within the time period of the investigation die.

How did the consumption of eggs?

The results showed that any increase in the intake of cholesterol was associated to 300 mg per day with a 3.24 percent higher risk for a cardiovascular event, and a 4.43 per cent higher probability of dying within the time of the study. The analysis also showed that for each additional consumed half of an egg per day, the likelihood of a cardiovascular event by 1.11 percent and the risk of premature death, increase of 1.93 percent. The relationship between egg consumption and an increased risk for heart disease remained even after taking into account factors such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, educational level, personal habits such as Smoking or alcohol consumption, physical activity, Body-Mass-indices (BMI), blood pressure, Lipid levels, and existing medical conditions. Results of another recent study with half a Million Chinese adults, which was published in the English journal Heart, showed that a moderate consumption of eggs (one was associated with up to one Egg per day) is significantly associated with a lower risk for heart disease.

Eggs contain many healthy ingredients

It should be remembered that this large population-based studies, although a connection or a correlation, but cause and effect does not confirm, the US research team. A large Egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol, when it is completely consumed (egg whites plus egg yolks), this small amount should not be underestimated. The contained protein but is also an excellent source of protein. Eggs are low in calories and contain many micro nutrients such as Vitamin D, choline, Lutein and Zeaxanthin. The dietary recommendations, for example, of the British Nutrition Foundation, there is no restriction of egg consumption. To find the right balanced diet, however, remains the key to a healthy lifestyle. (as)