A study conducted by researchers at the Center for Health Sciences at the University of Perkin in China, on more than half a million adults aged between 30 and 79, has concluded that eating one egg a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Eggs are one of the most debated foods that have generated and continues to generate contradictory opinions. Rejected by many on the grounds that its consumption causes an increase in cholesterol, the truth is that a study has now reopened the debate in question by arguing precisely the opposite, namely, the benefits that an egg a day seems to bring.
To reach that conclusion, the researchers took a sample of more than half a million adults without cancer, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease, aged between 30 and 79. Then, between 2004 to 2008, the researchers followed the participants to determine both their mortality rate.
One egg a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke
During the trial, the participants were also asked what their egg intake was, and a follow-up study was also carried out to analyze the association between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, and stroke.
Just recently the results have been revealed by the Chinese researchers.
Accordingly, 13.1% said they consumed eggs daily and 9.1% said they never did, or rarely. Compared to each other, the first group presented a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
According to the results obtained, those who consumed this protein-rich food daily had an 18% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 28% lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, in comparison to the second group.
However, while the study concludes that eating one egg can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the study does not examine the possible effects or risks of increasing this daily amount.