How Many Eggs Should You Eat in a Week?

Having an egg-heavy diet may not impact cholesterol levels as much as once thought, new research shows. Preliminary results from a new study show that people who ate 12 or more fortified eggs a week had similar cholesterol levels to those who didn’t eat eggs at all. The study will be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session on April 6 in Atlanta, Georgia.1

Eggs have notoriously received a bad rap due to concerns that they may raise cholesterol levels or worsen heart health. The new research, however, may provide some reassurance that eating eggs may be OK, even for a more high-risk group of people.

“There has been a lot of controversy around how eggs, a food rich in cholesterol, but also protein, can affect cardiovascular health,” Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University, told Health. “The question on the health effects of eating large amounts of eggs remains unanswered and this small study gives some insight that can be further studied in a larger study with blinded controls.”

Excerpted from Health

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