EATING just one egg a day significantly raises the risk of heart disease and early death, according to a major study. NHS advice says Brits can eat as many as they like as part of a balanced diet. But US experts now advise to keep consumption to “moderate” levels. Eating an egg a day raised a person’s chance of heart disease by 12 per cent and dying young by 16 per cent. Everything in moderation Researchers said high levels of cholesterol in yolks were to blame – with raised readings increasing risk of serious heart problems. Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago followed nearly 30,000 U.S. adults for over three decades. Researcher Norrina Allen said: “Eat them [eggs] in moderation. “Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease. “We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart disease.” Yolks to blame The study, published in the journal JAMA, warns egg yolks are among the most cholesterol-rich foods. Previous research has found eating a daily egg cuts stroke risk by up… Read full this story
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