An egg a day keeps the heart diseases away, says new study

Must See 04/06/2022

A recent study says that eating up to one egg every day can increase the amount of heart-healthy metabolites in the blood, which lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease. 

For decades, scientists have debated for decades whether eggs are more harmful or beneficial as eggs do contain a lot of cholesterol. But turns out it's more beneficial. 

A research team selected a large group of participants, out of which around 71% had cardiovascular disease while the 29% did not. 

“Few studies have looked at the role that plasma cholesterol metabolism plays in the association between egg consumption and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, so we wanted to help address this gap,” explains first study author Lang Pan, MSc, from Peking University in Beijing, China.

The research found that people who consistently eat a moderate amount of eggs usually have more protein in their blood called apolipoprotein A1 which is considered a major building block of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). 

People who eat eggs daily showed large HDL molecules in the blood. These molecules help move cholesterol away from blood vessels and prevent blockages. 

When there's a blockage, clogged arteries significantly increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

So basically, eating moderate amount of eggs every day means your blood will have a type of protein called apolipoprotein A1 which contains a majority of the HDL molecules. These molecules then help move the cholesterol away from the blood vessel and prevents blockages, thus protecting you from heart diseases.