All the egg lovers around the planet have a new reason to smile. A new study conducted in China finds that eating an egg a day may lower risk of cardiovascular disease. The study found that daily egg eaters had an 18% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The research was published in the journal Heart.
Earlier doctors would warn patients against eating too many eggs, believing that despite containing high-quality protein and other positive nutritional components, they also have high amounts of cholesterol, which was believed to be harmful. Earlier studies stated that eating eggs have a high amount of components that might be harmful or cause cholesterol. However lifestyle and dietary habits due impact one’s food pattern and diet.
Adults who eat at least one egg daily have a 26% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke, which is more common in China than in the United States or other high-income countries. Additionally, the egg eaters had a 28% lower risk of dying from this type of stroke. Finally, egg eaters also enjoyed a 12% reduced risk of ischemic heart disease. Based on the results, eating eggs in moderation – less than one a day – is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases, especially hemorrhagic stroke.