By the way, doctor: An egg a day? Is that okay?

An egg a day? Is that okay?

Published: March, 2014

Q. Ever since the 1960s, I haven't eaten more than one egg a week because egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol. Now my wife says she heard on the news that it's okay to eat eggs every day. What do you think?

A. Listen to your wife. Here's why she's right: In the 1960s, doctors had solid evidence linking heart attacks and strokes to higher levels of cholesterol in the blood. So it just seemed like common sense to avoid foods rich in cholesterol, including eggs.

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