Wednesday 23 October 2019

Eating more eggs 'can increase risk of heart disease', says study


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Sally Wardle

Eating more eggs could increase a person's risk of heart disease, new research suggests.

A study of more than 30,000 adults in the US has linked consuming an additional half an egg per day with a slightly higher chance of cardiovascular disease.

The researchers, from Northwestern University, in Illinois, said people need to consume less cholesterol, which is found in eggs as well as other foods such as red and processed meat. The study, published in the journal 'JAMA', found eating three to four eggs per week was associated with a 6pc higher risk of heart and circulatory diseases.

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