High Egg Diet Does Not Increase Cholesterol

The American Heart Association recommends that people restrict cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams per day. The average egg contains 187 milligrams. Consequently, eggs have been nutritional pariahs for more than 50 years. That’s changing. A study led by Nicholas Fuller from the University of Sydney in Australia found that feeding type 2 diabetics a high egg diet for six weeks (two eggs per day) had no effect on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides or blood sugar control compared to patients consuming a low egg diet (less than two eggs per week). Eggs were particularly effective for reducing hunger sensations, which made it easier for patients to lose weight. Moderate egg consumption is part of a healthy diet. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101:705-713, 2015)

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