There was a time when heart attacks and stroke were very rare. Not so much now, thanks to the lifestyle and high pressure jobs we have. A new research and meta-analysis of studies on the relationship between eating eggs and coronary heart disease and strokes, has found that eating one egg a day could reduce chances of stroke by 12%.
The review was originally published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and the meta-analysis was undertaken by the Egg Nutrition Center, the research arm of the American Egg Board – which is overseen by the US Department of Agriculture.
"An egg a day can cut chances of suffering a fatal stroke," According to the Times reports. A new review of existing data covering around 300,000 people suggests eating up to one egg a day may lower stroke risk; but not the risk of heart disease.
The recent studies have shown that cholesterol in eggs has little impact on the levels of cholesterol in your blood – most cholesterol in the blood is made by the liver. The new research supports the idea that eggs can be part of a healthy diet. However, it didn't look at people's entire diet plan, so the researchers don't know what else they were eating, or how the eggs were prepared.
Also, the researchers didn't find that more was better – there was no proof that people reduced their risk in line with the number of eggs they ate. Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals, so adding one a day to your breakfast could be a healthy way to start the day!
Source :- http://www.indiatimes.com