Eggs, heart disease and stroke

Posted at 4:38 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
All these years we were told not to eat eggs as it can increase the cholesterol and thus chance of dying from heart disease and stroke.  The logic behind this recommendation is based on the fact that egg contains about 200 mg of cholesterol each, and the American Heart Association suggests that we do not eat more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. Being a patient with coronary heart disease it came as a pleasant surprise when Rong, Y et al (2013) reported that we could eat one egg per day without risking a chance of heart disease or stroke <http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e8539>. The authors showed that egg consumption was not associated with heart disease or stroke except in patients with diabetes.

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