Are Eggs Bad for Our Hearts Again? A Cardiologist Breaks Down the Latest Science

Are Eggs Bad for Our Hearts Again? A Cardiologist Breaks Down the Latest Science

Years ago, everyone was ordering their omelets with egg whites only, fearing high cholesterol. Then yolks got a health seal of approval for their nutrient load. Now, research in the Journal of the American Medical Association again links eggs to heart issues. How much should we fear our favorite breakfast food? Dr. Luke Laffin, a preventive cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, breaks it down.

The research sounds alarming, but men who are active and generally eat healthy should not be overly concerned. Nutrition studies tend to draw far-reaching conclusions—especially when they are talking about a single dietary component such as eggs. We shouldn’t dismiss the findings, however. The study is legit, using a large, diverse group of people. Here’s what I take from it: Be mindful that higher-cholesterol foods, like eggs, may increase the risk of future cardiovascular disease.

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