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February 17, 2016

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A new study is yet another piece of evidence that eggs are making a comeback.

For a long time, it was recommended to limit egg consumption, as yolks are high in dietary cholesterol, which was thought to be associated with heart health risks, as high levels of cholesterol in the blood is associated with coronary disease.

But in recent years, researchers have found that consuming moderate amounts of dietary cholesterol is not linked to a significant rise in blood cholesterol. In fact, yolks are rich in a variety of nutrients beneficial to overall health and may even be heart-protective.

The new study out of Finland supports that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol (the equivalent of one egg per day) is not associated with elevated heart health risks.

While adult men were the subject of this study, a 2013 study suggested that eating more eggs eating is not associated with higher blood cholesterol in adolescents, regardless of how much physical acti...

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