There are two schools of thought. And they both are based on very true facts. One school believes eggs are good for you. Why? They are extremely nutritious. You can live on eggs for a very long time. All the nutrients made for the baby is now given to you. The other believes that eggs are bad for you. Why? They are so extremely nutritious. Particularly, they have a lot of cholesterol. In fact, if you eat just two of your average chicken egg, you will pass the recommended daily limits for cholesterol.
Research has been done and according to, a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consuming up to one egg per day does not increase the risk of stroke.
The research from the University of Eastern Finland also discovered no association among carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism. Earlier, some studies found a link between high dietary cholesterol intake and an increased risk of stroke. Other studies have linked the eating of eggs to a reduced risk of stroke.
The conclusions, published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that daily egg consumption or moderate intake of cholesterol are not associated with the risk of stroke, even in persons who are genetically influenced to a greater effect of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol levels.
One egg holds around 200 mg of cholesterol.
In the population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, the researchers estimated a total of 1950 men aged 42-60 years with no baseline examination of cardiovascular disease from 1984 to 1989. Data on APOE phenotype were available for 1,015 of the men participating in the study. Of those, 32% were known carriers of APOE4.
During a follow-up of 21 years, there were 217 incidences of stroke – 166 of ischemic stroke and 55 of hemorrhagic stroke. The researchers found that neither egg nor dietary cholesterol consumption was linked to stroke risk in the study – not even in carriers of APOE4.
Nevertheless, the results remain limited considering the fact that participants did not have a pre-existing cardiovascular disease at the commencement of the study. Furthermore, the size of the reading population was comparatively little. Henceforward, more research is required and should be done in a larger gathering, including people with a pre-existing cardiovascular disease, who are advised to limit their intake of eggs and dietary cholesterol.
Since humans first roamed the planet, eggs have been a primary source of nutrition. Can’t say which egg it was! Recipes have evolved from hard-boiled eggs to omelets and even as delicacies at the finest of dining establishments. Because eggs are packed with nutrients and are excellent sources of protein, they are one of the best superfoods found in nature.
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