Egg Nutrition Center Blog

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Daily Egg Intake May Decrease Stroke Risk: Q&A with Dr. Tia M. Rains

egg-groups103013_031-2Following release of the of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that placed no daily limit on dietary cholesterol, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition associates eggs with a 12 percent reduction in the risk of stroke, the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. Tia M. Rains, PhD, Executive Director...

Clean Eating on Thanksgiving: Recipes & Diet Tips

turkey-2What do turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and eggs have in common? They're all whole, nutrient dense foods, supported by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s). However, once a year these foods are transformed into casseroles, appetizers and pies. Thanksgiving is the holiday of abundance – with excess sodium, sugar, and saturated fat on the dinner table. (more…)

New Meta-Analysis Suggests Daily Egg Intake May Decrease Stroke Risk

d-alexander-blog-post-imageA recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) suggests that daily egg intake does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, and may actually contribute to a decreased stroke risk. A comprehensive literature search of papers published through August 2015 was conducted to select the studies that fit...

New Study: Adding Eggs to a Salad Increases Vitamin E Absorption

purdue-vit-e-imageResearchers at Purdue University published a study indicating that carotenoid absorption from a salad was improved by the presence of whole cooked eggs. This made sense in light of the fact that carotenoids are fat-soluble nutrients, so the fat in the eggs increased nutrient absorption. Recently, the Purdue team followed up their carotenoid study by publishing new data indicating a...

UConn Professor, Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, Highlights her Recent Research

breakfast-taco-reducedThe Egg Nutrition Center interviewed Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, a nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. For many years, Dr. Fernandez has studied the impact of diet on various health indices in Hispanic and non-Hispanic subjects. She has done feeding studies in Mexico, and has a keen sense of the health and nutrition issues that impact the Hispanic community. We...