Aug 05 2017

***Research Article*** – “Associations of egg and cholesterol intakes with carotid intima-media thickness and risk of incident coronary artery disease according to apolipoprotein E phenotype in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study””

Have you ever wondered whether what the media has told us about the dangers of eggs is really true? Will the cholesterol from eggs really cause Cardiovascular Disease? This research article is just one of many which proves that this is not the case.

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This study set out to determine if cholesterol and eggs are related to an increase in CAD in middle aged and older men from eastern Finland.

This study included 1032 men aged between 42 and 60 years in 1984-1989 at the baseline examinations of the prospective, population based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Data on the carotid artery intima-media thickness was available for 846 men. Dietary intakes were assessed with 4 day food records. Incident CAD disease was recorded.

During the average follow up of 20.8 years, 230 CAD events occurred. Egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with the risk of CAD.

Egg or Cholesterol intakes were not associated with increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers.

According to this study there is no need to be concerned that eating eggs will increase your risk of heart disease (I already knew that and I am sure you did too).

Please note that my conclusions are just my interpretation of the study. It is not meant to discredit the authors or the study in any way.

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