Dying for egg

A huge study of over 21,000 men in the US called the Physicians’ Health Study, revealed that people who eat seven or more eggs a week had an almost 25 percent increased risk of earlier death than those with the lowest egg consumption. Those with diabetes had an even higher risk of death compared to those who consumed the least. Eggs contain cholesterol, for which we have no nutritional requirement. High cholesterol levels in our blood increases our risk of heart disease.

Djoussé, L., Gaziano, J.M. 2008. Egg consumption in relation to cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Physicians’ Health Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 87, 964-969.