For years we’ve been on a roller coaster ride over whether or not eggs are good for you, or if they contribute to obesity and heart disease. Anytime a new study was released that claimed one or the other, you could start the clock on the publication of new research that would contradict it. Well, there’s a new study out that favors eggs. Get your skillets warmed up, egg fans because things are looking up for you.
This new study published by the Charles Perkins Centre Research Program Director University of Sydney tackles a problem with ongoing research that hasn’t been addressed before. As it turns out, all of the studies done on eggs over the last three or four decades which told us eggs were evil- failed to account for the rest of people’s diets. In other words, they would look at an egg eating group and a non-egg eating group. Then they would follow them around for a number of years and tell us how they each of them turned out. As we are all aware, the results were all over the place. Until now, nobody understood why.
The fact is, the egg eating groups would tend to have poorer eating habits overall. The reason for this, presumably, is the fact that because eggs had a bad reputation- people who ate them regularly would tend to also eat a lot of bacon, butter, sweets, and other known dietary villains. Those who avoided eggs tended to be more health conscious.
According to Doctor Nick Fuller, responding to Medicalresearch.com, “Research shows that high egg consumption is detrimental to a person’s health was conducted when we were told to avoid eggs. People eating a high egg diet were likely to have other poor eating habits high in saturated fat and low in whole grains. The studies did not control for these factors.”
If you were around in the late 80s, you probably remember eggs were so feared that a prominent anti-drug public service announcement featured the frying of an egg as a fear tactic.
Today, we know a lot more about cholesterol, and eggs don’t seem quite so frightening. The study concluded that people with type 2 diabetes can safely consume 12 eggs per week, and most likely, everyone else can as well. What’s important is to maintain a healthy diet overall.