Are eggs good for you?

What eggs-actly does this mean?  A study just published inJAMA seemed to give eggs a bit of a beating after they’ve been on a roll since 2015. After all, that year the Dietary Guidelines of America no longer included a recommended limit on the number of eggs that you should eat a week. But does this new study scramble this situation and raise the possibility of such limits returning? Well, here’s a closer egg-amination, which may be a bit punny.

The study laid together data from six different cohorts in the U.S. that had a combined total of 29,615 people who were followed for an average of 17.5 years between March 25, 1985, and August 31, 2016. During this eggs-tensive time period, these people had a total of 5400 cardiovascular events, which included 2088 coronary artery problems (like a heart attack), 1302 strokes, 1897 heart failure events, and 113 deaths from cardiovascular disease. There were also 6,132 deaths in general.

The research team then tried to determine if there was an association between the amount of cholesterol and eggs that these people had consumed each day and the likelihood of suffering cardiovascular events or dying during that time period. In their statistical analysis, the team tried to account for factors such as people’s ages, sexes, races, ethnicity, education levels, smoking habits, alcohol intake, physical activity levels, body mass indices (BMIs), blood pressures, lipid levels, use of particular medications, and medical conditions. Read More

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