Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Eating eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Eating eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

What's more, the research claimed eating an egg a day could reduce the risk of stroke, which is often linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD), by 26 per cent.

Although some previous studies have failed to find a link between eggs, along with other forms of cholesterol consumption, and heart disease risk, the new study was able to thoroughly adjust for other foods in a person's diet in order to focus on the effect of eggs and cholesterol.

Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and elsewhere pooled results from six previous studies, analyzing data on nearly 30,000 USA adults who self-reported daily food intake.

An individual who ate three to four eggs per week appeared to have an 8 percent higher risk of all-cause mortality, and a 6 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

This news might be hard to swallow for some egg lovers, considering the fact that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans actually encourages the consumption of eggs as part of a healthy eating pattern.

One large egg has 186 milligrams of cholesterol in the yolk.

"The fact that studies outside the USA appear to show favorable relationships with egg intake and cardiovascular risk may speak to the importance of what other foods are consumed with eggs as part of the overall diet pattern, as recent research has demonstrated the importance of separating eggs from other foods to understand their independent impact on health outcomes", Rubin said in a statement.

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The findings stand in contrast to past studies that suggested cholesterol had little to no association with heart disease, and that saturated fat carried the greatest risk, Lauri Wright, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who did not work on the study, told Newsweek. Before this, several studies have said daily consumption of eggs may help in improving health of consumers, including controlling weight and blood pressure.

Consuming 300 mg dietary cholesterol per day was associated with a 3.2% higher risk of heart disease and a 4.4% higher risk of early death, Zhong's analysis of the data showed.

The researchers say the culprit is cholesterol, found in egg yolks and other foods, including shellfish, dairy products and red meat.

According to the study, the average adult consumes about 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day and eats about three to four eggs every week. According to industry data, the average American will eat more eggs in 2019 than any time for the past 20 years. Over the follow-up period, a total of 5,400 cardiovascular events occurred, including 1,302 fatal and nonfatal strokes, 1,897 incidents of fatal and nonfatal heart failure and 113 other heart disease deaths. "But in general, any dietary study is fraught with difficulty because of the problem of patient recall".

The researchers based their conclusions on what participants said they ate at the start of each study.

The authors even suggest that the most recent version of the federal dietary guidelines, in which eating eggs is still recommended, may need to be re-evaluated in light of their study's findings.

Are eggs good or bad for heart health? You're getting a lot of protein, though you can get that from egg whites, too. "Eat them in moderation".

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