Really, It's Okay to Eat Eggs

By Louis B. Malinow, MD
November 28, 2017
Eggs are okay to eat

If you pay attention to nutrition news, you’ve probably heard just about everything about eggs. The good, the bad and the half-boiled! Here’s the latest: Eggs aren’t the pariah they once were. 

In fact, moderate egg consumption (one egg a day) may have a beneficial effect on cognitive performance, according to a study published earlier this year. In this study, called the Kuopio Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, 2497 men aged 42 to 60 and free of any dementia were enrolled into the study and followed for 22 years. Each 100 mg increase in dietary cholesterol was associated with a decrease in the incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia and improved performance on tests that involve executive functioning. 

How is this possible? The brain is made of fat. Without fat, forget it—literally. 

Egg consumption apparently doesn’t increase your heart disease risk either. A 21-year follow-up in the very same study looked at carotid artery thickness, which is associated with cardiac risk. The study found no relationship between egg intake and vascular disease.

If you stopped eating eggs, you may want to add them back to the menu.


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