Researchers have identified 14 more metabolites associated with heart disease. They found that participants who ate fewer eggs had lower levels of beneficial metabolites in their blood and higher levels of harmful ones, compared to those who ate regular eggs.
“Together, our results provide a possible explanation of how eating a moderate amount of eggs can protect against heart disease,” said Canking Yu, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Peking University. “Further studies are needed to verify the causal role that lipid metabolites play in the association between egg eating and cardiovascular disease risk.”
“This study may also have implications for Chinese national dietary guidelines,” added Lime Li, a professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Peking University. “China’s current health guidelines recommend eating one egg a day, but the data indicate that the average cost is lower. Our work highlights the need for more strategies to encourage moderate egg eating in the population to help reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular disease.”
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