Eat eggs or avoid them to support heart health is a scientific debate for the last couple of years. It depends on how many eggs you eat per day, in which form you eat them and, according to a recent large study, which part of the egg you eat.
The study used information of 521.120 participants aged 50-71 years old and analyzed a relation between their egg consumption and their death during a follow-up of 16 years. The researchers found out that each additional half a whole egg per day was linked to a 7% higher risk of death. On the contrary, eating only egg whites or its substitutes, showed a lower rate of all-cause death and death from stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer disease, compared with non-consumers.
An advice based on this study: replace a whole egg with equivalent amounts of egg whites, egg substitutes or other alternative sources of protein (such as poultry, fish, dairy products, nuts or legumes) and contribute to your healthy longevity!
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