New report connects to eat eggs with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The results follow a few earlier studies that have eggs in general good health.
JAMA Network Open a new report published in March. It combines the data from the six other earlier studies. It shows 6 percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, if the average number of eggs people eat increases by half an egg every day.
Norrina Allen, who co-authored the report with the & # 39 is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.
She told the news agency Reuters The, in the United States, the egg is usually one of the best sources of cholesterol in the human diet. People with higher levels of cholesterol in the diet are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, she said.
However, Allen added that she would not say that the egg is completely unhealthy.
"I do not acts people take them completely out of their diets, "she said. "I'm just suggesting that people eat them moderately".
Team Elena analyzed data collected from six trials that involved a total of 29.615 people. Previously, researchers hold these people by an average of 17.5 years. In the beginning, people responded to questions about the products they eat. But they are not asked about their diet at any time thereafter.
Over time was 5,400 cardiovascularRelated incidents between groups. This included 2,088 deaths and deaths and 1,302 heart disease deaths and non-fatal course events. It also included deaths and 1897, Sun fatal heart failure events and 113 deaths from other cardiovascular diseases.
After examining the data, the team found a link between Elena egg consumption as reported in the beginning of the study and the risk of people developing heart disease. As their egg consumption increased, so did the risk.
Some experts believe that the new study does not prove that the eggs have been the cause of heart disease.
The role of cholesterol in the development of cardiovascular diseases has been discussed for more than 30 years, said Dennis Bruemmer. He & # 39 is a specialist heart and blood vessels to the heart of the Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Bruemmer noted that several previous studies have tried to determine how much cholesterol in the overall human diet comes from eggs. Each of them get different results.
"This study really has clear limitations, including self-reporting at one point of time," he added. "This limits its duration".
Eggs contain a lot of cholesterol – about 200 milligrams. This is the highest daily about the & # 39; the amount recommended under the current rules.
Bruemmer said: "Eggs in moderation is probably acceptable in terms of nutrition." Moderation, he added, "less than one egg a day on average, including eggs in foods such as bread."
Holly Anderson agrees that the study has "real limitations". It is a cardiologist, director of education at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center.
One of the problems with the study of Anderson, that many of the egg feed people in the study also appears to have a large quantity of meat and meat products.
"If you consume a huge amount of processed meat, it does not matter how many eggs you eat," Anderson said.
In addition, Anderson said the study observational, meaning it can only show an association between egg consumption and heart disease. But he can not prove, eggs & # 39 are the cause of the disease. It may just be that people who eat a lot of eggs also consume a lot of baconSaid Anderson.
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cholesterol – n. a substance that is in the bodies of humans and animals
acts – against supporting or advocating the cause or policy
moderately – n. so that & # 39 is reasonable and not excessive
cardiovascular – adjusted or in connection with the heart and blood vessels
course – n. sur & # 39; oznae disease caused when a blood vessel in the brain suddenly breaks down or blocked
consumption – n. the act of eating or drinking something
duration – n. the quality of being actual or correct
bacon – n. thin strips salting and smoking meat from the sides and back of the pig