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Can Eating Just 1 Egg a Day Cut Your Life Short?

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According to the study, eating up to six eggs a week didn't affect men's health. However,the study showed a higher death rate among U.S. men who eat seven or more eggs per week, especially among diabetic men.

Egg Consumption Health Study

The heart health study included 21,300 male doctors followed for 20 years, starting when they were about 54 years old, on average.

Every year during the study, the men noted their egg consumption, physical activity, smoking, alcohol use, consumption of vegetables and breakfast cereals, diabetes, high blood pressure and  use of aspirin.

Participants weren't asked to change their diets. The typical participant reported eating one egg per week. Older, heavier, less active men who smoked, had high cholesterol, and had a history of  high blood pressure and diabetes  tended to eat more eggs.

The researchers counted 5,169 deaths among the men during the follow-up period. Even after adjusting for other risk factors, men who reported eating seven or more eggs per week were 23% more likely to die of any cause during the study; the risk rose among those with diabetes. Note: egg consumption wasn't linked to increased risk of  heart attacks or strokes, even among men who ate more than seven eggs per week.

SOURCES: Djousse, L. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 1, 2008; vol 87: pp 964-969. Eckel, R. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 1, 2008; vol 87: pp 799-800.

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