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Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

IANS  |  New York 

Do you savour omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary may up the risk of (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned.

The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary in the yolk.

"The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks," said Norrina Allen, at the

"As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease," Allen added.

For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up.

They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths.

The cholesterol was the driving factor independent of consumption and other dietary fat, the team said.

Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added.

The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol.

The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week.

Other such as red meat, processed meat and high-(butter or whipped cream) also have content, said from the varsity.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 16:48 IST
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