New study finds eating more eggs could be good for your heart
A new study in the US finds eating more eggs could be good for your heart. Eggs are high in cholesterol, but also rich in protein and other nutrients.
Researchers at Boston University studied data on more than 2,300 adults and found that eating five or more eggs a week was associated with lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar, suggesting eating eggs may actually promote heart health.
Combined with other healthy dietary patterns, regular egg consumption was found to have long-term benefits.
Critics caution that the study did not examine other heart disease risk factors such as cholesterol levels and that it's premature to declare eggs "good for the heart."
Amber Core, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University, said the findings do not necessarily show that eating eggs protects against heart disease.
“While this study suggests that eggs may have a positive impact on blood pressure and fasting glucose levels, this is not indicative of protection against the development of heart disease. Heart disease development is more so determined by high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and genetic determinants,” she said.
Currently, the American Heart Association recommends one whole egg or two eggs without the yolk per day as part of a heart-healthy diet.