A medical study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The contrary was long time affirmed. So, what’s the truth ?
Let’s to consider facts ! Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University examined the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease. Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost nine years, researchers concluded that "compared with non-consumers, daily egg consumption was associated with lower risk of CVD. . Professor Liming Li, from Peking University, said: ‘The study finds that there is an association between moderate level of egg consumption and a lower cardiac event rate. Risk of haemorrhagic stroke was 26% lower among egg-eaters, the Chinese-British research team reported in the journal Heart.
This was an association study, which means it can’t prove cause and effect. According to the World Health OrganiSation, about 17.7 million people die of CVDs each year. "The present study finds that there is an association between moderate level of egg consumption (up to 1 egg per day) and a lower cardiac event rate," the authors concluded. Eggs are rich in dietary cholesterol, long linked to a higher CVD risk, but also contain crucial protein and vitamins. It’s a major switch ! New science suggests that eggs raise "good" cholesterol, which can actually protect your heart. After all, contrary to popular opinion, eggs are actually a good breakfast choice.