Are eggs bad for the heart?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 20, 2022

Over the years, eggs have become a controversial food for heart health due to their high cholesterol content.

Study Summary

A new study assessed the relationship between egg consumption and heart health.

Research including 3,401 Chinese participants with cardiovascular disease and 1,377 Chinese participants without heart disease found that consuming 40-50 g of eggs (equal to 1 medium egg) per day may help to prevent heart disease by increasing levels of a protein that increases amounts of high density lipoprotein (HDL), so called ‘good cholesterol’.

The Hearty Take

This study supports a growing body of evidence that supports moderate egg consumption as heart healthy! However, this research is also limited by population. For personalized nutrition advice, reach out to your nutritionist and your physician!

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