May 22

Eggs and Meat

Eggs have been blamed for increase in blood cholesterol, heart attacks, obesity etc. But on the contrary, there is enough evidence to show that eggs are safe and healthy. There appears to be no association between egg consumption and increase in blood cholesterol or the incidence of heart attacks. Eggs, in fact, make a good breakfast!


Emerging Evidence

After All Eggs Are Good For You: Dr Harold Gunatillake writes [See]

No association between egg consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular disease: A study that examined the association between egg consumption and incidence of CVD in a prospective dynamic Mediterranean cohort of 14 185 university graduates found no association between egg consumption and the incidence of CVD [Zazpe I et al. Egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in the SUN Project. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011;65:676–682; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2011.30]

Eating two eggs a day could CUT your cholesterol and help you lose weight Surrey University Study; Reports 12; More Reports Lee A, Griffin B. Dietary cholesterol, eggs and coronary heart disease risk in perspectiveGray J, Griffin B. Eggs and dietary cholesterol – dispelling the myth

Regular eggs ‘no harm to health’: See Full Text Article in Nutrition Bulletin | Report | Report

A Review of Scientific Research and Recommendations Regarding Eggs. Kritchevsky SB. J Am Coll Nutr 2004;23(90006, 596S-600S). [See]

No evidence to link meat consumption and colorectal cancer: A population-based case–control study has found no association between meat consumption and incidence of colorectal cancer [Tabatabaei SM et al. Meat consumption and cooking practices and the risk of colorectal cancer European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011;65:668–675; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2011.17]

Lean meat and heart health. Li D et al. [See]

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