Forget which comes first, the chicken or the egg. The more important question is: Are eggs good or bad for your health? Unfortunately, science can’t seem to settle on a definitive answer to that either. Just last year, a large Harvard analysis of 215,000 people found that eating one egg per day was not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Now, a new study of over 500,000 people has found eating even a portion of a whole egg — with its cholesterol-laden yellow yoke — increases the risk of dying from all causes, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
In fact, the overall risk of death went up by 7% for each additional half a whole egg eaten per day, according to the study published Tuesday in PLOS Medicine.
Excerpted from CNN