Americans are eating 279 eggs per person a year, and a new study finds it’s killing them.
Will eating eggs break your heart?
A new report in JAMA found that eating even small amounts of eggs daily significantly raised the risk for both cardiovascular disease and premature death from all causes in nearly 30,000 participants. And the more eggs they ate, the higher their risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.
Unfortunately, Americans are on track to eat more eggs this year—about 279 eggs per person, on average—than they have in nearly five decades. Part of the problem is that the egg industry has scrambled the science, keeping Americans in the dark about the link between eggs and heart disease. In recent years, the majority of studies published on eggs and cholesterol have been funded by the egg industry itself—often resulting in misleading conclusions that downplay the dangers of eggs.
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