It’s a misconception most Canadians believe to be true – that eating an egg every day can boost your risk of heart disease.
According to a new study from Harvard University’s medical school, that’s not true, at least not for healthy men. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers followed 21,000 male physicians for 20 years and found that consuming – up to six eggs a week was not linked with a greater risk of heart attack, stroke or death from all causes.
This isn’t the first study to find no connection between egg intake and heart disease in healthy people. An earlier study from Harvard’s school of public health showed the same thing.
But the results were very different for men with diabetes. Those who ate seven or more eggs a week compared with less than one had double the risk of dying.