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Eggs: How Much Is Safe?

Authors: Helena Gylling, MD, PhD


Egg consumption was related to cardiovascular disease and mortality in the study performed by Djoussé and Gaziano, which looked at a population of 21,327 male physicians and included a 20-year followup. While myocardial infarctions and strokes were unrelated to egg consumption, the consumption of five or more eggs per week increased the risk of death, especially in diabetics.

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