Research out of Harvard University has found that there is no relationship between eating the dairy product every day and increased risk in heart disease.
“Moderate consumption — up to one egg per day — is not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease,” said study author Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the department of nutrition at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Scientists analysed data from large, longitudinal studies spanning 34 years featuring 215,000 healthy women and men.
The team of quizzed subjects about their their egg consumption. Most ate between one and five eggs a week.
Findings suggest that the only link between higher intake of eggs and heart disease was only in people with type 2 diabetes.
“On average, most people don’t eat more than an egg a day,” Hu said.
“They might eat two eggs per breakfast, but only two or three times per week. So the average consumption is actually less than one egg per day.”
Previously, we wrote about the man who ate 12 eggs every day to find out what happens.
The YouTube ( Simple Man) not only dropped the weight, he also saw some other effects on his body.
His blood pressure also changed from 127/87 to 120/88, and his testosterone actually dipped slightly. His already-high cholesterol went up even further, from 253 to 276 mg/dL, although he notes that there was an incremental increase in his good cholesterol HDL, which went from 48 to 52 mg/dL.
However, his bad cholesterol went up too.
“It’s a good thing I stopped after one week because my cholesterol was not improving, it was only getting worse,” he says.
If you aren’t sure about your current heart condition, it’s always best to consult a doctor.