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There seems to be a different study on eggs every week, with some claiming they’re good for you and others saying they’re dangerous for your health. Even more have said they’re OK, but only if you limit the number of eggs you eat each week.
Figuring out just how much is egg-ceptable has been a hard shell to crack, but according to the yolks at Canada’s McCaster University, the number appears to be one a day.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that eating one egg per day did not increase one’s risk of heart disease. To ensure the results were accurate, researchers looked at the egg consumption of more than 146,000 people from 21 countries, and also looked at the cases of more than 31,000 people with heart disease. Those who ate seven or fewer eggs per week did not have a higher chance of heart disease or mortality risk.
“Moderate egg intake, which is about one egg per day in most people, does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality, even if people have a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes,” Mahshid Dehghan, first author of the study, said in a release.
We know that eggs contain vital nutrients and have even been associated with helping men increase their testosterone. Yet it’s also a fact that too much of a good thing can be bad for you.
So why did it take this long to find the magic number of eggs you can eat per week? The researchers said prior studies relied on small sample sizes and were limited to only a few countries, unlike this one which had a large number of people included from a variety of nationalities.
So crack on—just not too much.