I must confess to a bit of a bias when it comes to egg consumption. Back when I worked for Reuters, I covered the egg futures market on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I spoke with egg industry people every day. They consumed eggs regularly as did I, with no ill effects. I like eggs and their food value is excellent.
A team of researchers from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences found the answer to whether eggs are good or bad for heart health by analyzing data from three large, long-term multinational studies. It seems about one egg a day is fine.
The results suggest there is no harm from consuming eggs. Given that the majority of individuals in the study consumed one or fewer eggs per day, it would be safe to consume this level, says Mahshid Dehghan, first author and a PHRI investigator. Continue reading