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Research Shows That One Egg A Day May Keep The Doctor Away

Eggs have always been something of a grey area in nutrition. They were recommended for being high in protein but low in calories, but many were wary due to their high cholesterol level, which was often not differentiated from unhealthy cholesterol.

Eggs have always been something of a grey area in nutrition. They were recommended for being high in protein but low in calories, but many were wary due to their high cholesterol level, which was often not differentiated from unhealthy cholesterol.

But a new study recently found that eating eggs once every day may decrease the risk of stroke and heart disease.

The large scale study was performed in China by a British and Chinese research team and involved researchers observing half a million adults who were healthy and ate one egg every day. The study went on for nine years, and discovered that the adults who ate one egg per day had a decreased risk of stoke and cardiovascular disease.

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According to the study published in a medical journal called Heart , there was 26 percent lower risk for hemorrhagic stroke among those who ate one egg per day. The study also noticed that those who ate an egg per day had a 18 percent reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and 28 percent reduced risk of dying from hemorrhagic stoke.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the primary health issues in both the Western world and among Chinese people. In the world, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of both death and disability. In fact, about 18 million people die every year of cardiovascular diseases, as stated by the World Health Organization.

There has been some criticism of the study, however, and say that the study doesn't definitively prove that eating an egg every day is good for cardiovascular health. Critics note that those individuals who ate more eggs were generally wealthier than those who didn't. This may show that there isn't as strong of a correlation between eating eggs and improved health, as the wealthy and the poor often have very different lifestyles.

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While cardiovascular diseases are a huge problem worldwide, people can decrease their risk significantly by staying active, eating a healthy diet with lots of vegetables and low in salt, and avoiding smoking. Eating eggs may be another way to avoid cardiovascular diseases, so add them to your next grocery list!

Our content is created to the best of our knowledge, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation by your doctor. Your health is important to us.

Content originally published on Daily Broccoli.

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