Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2011

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.

A new look at middle aged weight gain

Books about middle age weight gain or abdominal fat accumulation, as it’s known in professional circles, are flying off the shelves as a record number of the US population enters their golden years. This generation, brought up on the fat phobic diet that made fat intake of any kind an inexcusable excess, is now seeing the result of this mistaken...

Tricking the Body-Against Peanut and Egg Proteins Allergens

Researchers in a new preclinical study for Northwestern Medicine have tricked the immune system. They have figured out how to turn off a life threatening allergic response to peanuts (nut proteins). The investigators used mice (that were bred to mimic one with severe food allergies) and attached peanut proteins to leucocytes and reintroduced them into the mice's bodies. What happened...

The “Most Important Meal of the Day” is NOT so Important to Some Consumers

A recent NPD Morning MealScape 2011 study discussed that 31 million Americans still skip breakfast. This is a huge opportunity for health professionals. The public has heard (us) and the media talk about the benefits of breakfast, but this has not motivated much change in consumption. What can we do differently to help facilitate change? One approach that I have...

Prostate Cancer Research: Unscrambling the Science

The journal Cancer Prevention Research recently published a study online ahead of print examining the link between dietary factors and risk of fatal prostate cancer. Among other things, the researchers concluded that consumption of eggs may increase the risk of fatal prostate cancer. Given the large body of research supporting the health and nutritional benefits of egg consumption, this finding...