Eating an egg a day could protect against strokes and coronary heart disease
Tehran (KNA) - An advertising campaign from the 1950s advising people to "go to work on an egg" was thoroughly good advice, according to new research.
The study of more than 400,000 people in China suggests that an egg a day may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
It found that daily consumers had lower rates of strokes and heart disease when compared to those who did not eat eggs.
Researchers from the Peking University Health Science Centre monitored 416,213 people over a period of nine years.
At the start of the study, 13.1% of participants reported daily consumption of eggs and 9.1% said they never or rarely ate them.
The findings, reported in the journal Heart, found those who ate up to one a day had a 26% lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke, 28% lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke death and an 18% lower risk of cardiovasculardisease death.
There was also a 12% reduction in the risk of ischaemic heart disease, or coronary heart disease, in those consuming an estimated 5.32 eggs a week compared to those eating around two.
The report's authors wrote: "This present study finds that there is an association between moderate level of egg consumption (up to one egg per day) and a lower cardiac event rate.
Source: News Sky