Eggs are generally considered a nutrient-rich food with lots of proteins and other vital nutrients. Egg is also low in carbs, so is a great option for weight loss diet. However, people dealing with heart problems are usually advised to avoid eggs. Reason: eggs are also high in cholesterol, which could lead to heart issues. High cholesterol content may end up lining the walls of the arteries, blocking its passageway. Blocked arteries may lead to heart attack, heart stroke and other such cardiovascular diseases. But, given the immense benefits that eggs provide, they can't be completely overlooked.
Whether or not heart patients can eat eggs, has been embroiled in debates for a long time. The findings of this new study might just put a stop to it. The study from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences claims that eating one egg a day may not harm heart health.
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The researchers analysed data from three large, long-term multinational studies and found consumption of an egg a day did not increase the risk of heart diseases. The result of the study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
First author of the study, Mahshid Dehghan from McMaster University in Canada, said, "Moderate egg intake, which is about one egg per day in most people, does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality even if people have a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes."
The data collected for the study involved populations from 50 countries across six continents at different income levels. Hence, the results are more or less applicable worldwide.
Dehghan added, "No association was found between egg intake and blood cholesterol, its components or other risk factors. These results are robust and widely applicable to both healthy individuals and those with vascular disease," Dehghan added."