Huntington, West Virginia (WSAZ and Thread Reports) – A new study indicating that adults who eat 1 1/2 eggs a day have a high risk of heart disease does not mean you should stop eating them.
Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine have shown that the more eggs they eat, the lower the risk of heart disease and dying early. The culprit is cholesterol in the yolks of eggs, they reported.
The researchers said that you can still include eggs in a healthy diet, but in moderation.
However, the study contradicts further research. In fact, a group of government nutrition experts said in 2015 that the effects of dietary cholesterol were overestimated.
They then issued a statement saying that "the available evidence does not show any appreciable relationship between dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol consumption."