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Unscrambling the message on eggs

July 01, 2019

Advice about eating eggs has evolved over the years. Should you go easy on this popular protein source?


Over the years, eggs have taken a bit of a beating, starting in the late 1960s. That's when the American Heart Association advised people to cut back on cholesterol in their diets and to eat no more than three whole eggs a week.

Decades later, eggs got a break after studies suggested that for most people, an egg a day was A-OK for heart health. But a recent report cracked down on eggs once again, suggesting that we return to the yolk-rationed days of yore (see "No yolk: Eggs linked to slightly higher risk of heart disease").

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