New Guidelines for Egg Consumption

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A new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

How many eggs can you eat a week?

No need to skip your omelets and frittatas, because a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research extends on a previous study that found similar results over a period of three months.

These results have prompted a call for a review of the National Heart Foundation guidelines, which recommend just six eggs a week. While eggs are high in fat, they are full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy omega-3 fats. The yolk is packed with nutrients, so there’s no need to opt for egg whites only. Also, eggs do not significantly raise cholesterol in the blood, the Mayo Clinic reports, and people who replace a grain-based breakfast with eggs have been found to eat fewer calories throughout the day.

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