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Regular consumption of eggs does not harm health
For many years it was said that people should not consume eggs every day to protect their health. But researchers have now found that eating one egg a day has a positive impact on human health and reduces the risk of stroke by twelve percent.
The American scientists from the EpidStat Institute found that consuming one egg a day reduced the risk of stroke by 12 percent. The doctors published the results of their study in the journal "Journal of the American College of Nutrition".
Researchers are examining the data from more than 275,000 participants
For their study, the researchers examined the data from a large number of studies spanning over 33 years. A total of more than 275,000 participants were involved in these studies. The experts discovered that there is no association between egg consumption and coronary heart disease. Such heart diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, the authors explain.
Eggs can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation
One egg a day can help them live longer and healthier lives, the experts say. The scientists examined the connection between the consumption of eggs and the development of coronary heart diseases and strokes. It was imperative to review the relationship between egg consumption and disease risk, explains lead author Dr. Dominik Alexander from the EpidStat Institute. In addition to so-called antioxidants, eggs have many positive nutritional attributes that can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, the American doctor continued.
What protective effect does egg consumption have?
A large egg contains about six grams of high-quality protein and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as vitamins E, D and A, explain the researchers. Vitamin E could reduce the risk of future heart attacks in people with heart diseases. Lutein protects against artery blockage, the authors add.
American dietary guidelines have already been adjusted
The results of the study support the change in dietary guidelines for Americans, which meanwhile include regular consumption of eggs and proteins. These guidelines are based on an analysis from 2015, in which no association between a high-cholesterol diet and the development of cardiovascular diseases was found, the scientists explain.
No connection between the consumption of eggs and the development of heart diseases
This systematic review and meta-analysis confirms previous research that found no link between egg consumption and the development of heart disease. Eating eggs seems to have a positive effect on the risk of stroke, the doctors emphasize. (as)