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on June 29, 2010

Harvard research shows daily egg consumption is harmless

Cardiovascular study proves that eggs are fine to eat

A recent report in the peer-reviewed American Society for Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that consumption of eggs was not associated with any “clinically meaningful differences in fasting glucose, fasting insulin or measures of insulin resistance.”

The study conducted by researchers affiliated with the Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, Colorado School of Public Health and Northwestern University comprised a prospective study on nearly 4,000 men and women enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Study, conducted from 1989 to 2007.

An important aspect of the study was the confirmation that egg intake ranging from one per month to almost daily had no effect on the incidence rate of type II diabetes in either gender.

This report adds to the growing literature confirming that eggs are a safe and nutritious component in daily diets.  

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