Study: Eggs Healthier Than Previously Thought

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Eggs are better for you than you may think.

A new study found the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is actually lower than previously thought.

“Eggs are more nutritious than we gave them credit for, even as recently as 10 years ago, when eggs were seen as a major source of cholesterol,” Dr. Goutham Rao, CHP Weight Management Center, said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the amount of cholesterol has dropped by 14 percent sinc e2002 and they have 64 percent more vitamin D.

“For most people, even if their cholesterol is up a little bit, as long as they aren’t consuming an excess amount of eggs, meaning roughly an egg a day, no more than that, I think they’re fine,” Dr. Rao said.

Based on sampling eggs from 12 locations across the country, one large egg has 186 milligrams of cholesterol these days. Dietary guidelines recommend no more than 300 milligrams a day.

“There are people who avoid eggs, but then will go out and have a hamburger, not realizing it has at least as much and probably more cholesterol than the eggs they were avoiding,” Dr. Rao said.

The new nutritional content may be related to changes in chicken feed.

“A lot of food has been re-engineered over the last 20-30 years,” he said. “Pork, for example, is much leaner than it used to be.”

  • billyd

    it wouldnt have been half as bad if you idiots at the media had made such a fuss about it but of course you raped the story as usual

  • Chippy55

    Another crisis by the drive-by media. The last time I looked at a carton of eggs it stated one egg has 79% of the daily recommended cholesterol intake, and I went to first grade once, so 2 eggs would put me over the limit, wouldn’t it?
    Next week it will be too much caffeine, again. After that, red meat, again. And then too much salt, and I read every label of every food item I purchase, and manufacturers refuse to lower the sodium content in their recipes because people are too stupid to add their own salt, and I’ve seen people shake salt on a 6 egg omelet for cryin’ out loud, and apparently people are too stupid to pay attention to all these warnings, because the drive-by media is still writing about it.

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