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The entire egg

The entire egg | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
Harvard Professor Walter Willett underlined the distinction between dietary and blood cholesterol, and stressed whole foods rather than any single nutrient as key to a healthy diet.
Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

This question and answer about dietary cholesterol and the changes in the new government advisory committee's revised stance on dietary cholesterol including eggs is well done and helpful.  The final sentence in the  interview " It is a little sobering how long things take, but it’s good to have reached that point" Is certainly appropriate, but does not go far enough. In this era of evolving science and rapid dissemination to the public, we need guideline updates more frequently than every 5 years by both government agencies and professional health and medical societies.

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Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke

Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Higher consumption of eggs (up to one egg per day) is not associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. The increased risk of coronary heart disease among diabetic patients and reduced risk of hemorrhagic stroke associated with higher egg consumption in subgroup analyses warrant further studies.  The authors concluded that the findings of their meta-analysis “do not support a positive association between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease outcomes in the general population

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

The great roller coaster ride of eggs as good, neutral or bad food source continues.  The main problem with eggs is a high level of cholesterol (about 200 mg/ large egg) The dietary limit recommended daily by the AHA is 300 mg.  The great attraction to eggs are that they are high in protein. Several potential reasons for the lack of an overall association between egg consumption and coronary heart disease or stroke re considered in teh discussion. Although dietary cholesterol influences plasma concentrations of serum cholesterol, the effects are relatively small. In addition, epidemiologic studies have found weak or little association between dietary cholesterol intake and cardiovascular disease risk.

 For now we can relax our restriction on eggs.

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