For the last 50 years, eggs have been a pariah food because they are high in cholesterol. Nutritional researchers have reevaluated the consumption of eggs in the diet and found that they have many health benefits. Most people can eat several eggs a day without increasing blood cholesterol levels.
An Australian study in overweight diabetics found that feeding eggs as part of an energy-restricted diet improved blood sugar control, blood fat profiles, and blood pressure, compared to feeding other protein sources. The egg is a high-quality food that plays an important role in a healthy diet. (British Journal of Nutrition, published online)