Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2013

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.

Nutrition Spotlight: The Phosphorus Factor in End-Stage Renal Disease

 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) causes kidney function to be severely limited or non-existent and occurs most often in people with diabetes or chronic hypertension. Due to limited renal function, nutrients such as phosphorus are not properly eliminated from the body and excessive phosphorus intake can contribute to what is known as renal osteodystrophy.1 For this reason it is important...

White vs. Brown Eggs – What’s the Story?

Egg selection in grocery stores has become increasingly complicated for consumers as the variety of eggs to choose from continues to expand with the addition of omega-3 enriched eggs, increased size variation and the development of organic brands. With myths of nutritional content differences floating around, many consumers aren’t sure if there’s a difference between white eggs and brown eggs....

Carnitine, Choline and Your Gut

Choline and carnitine have been in the news because of new research linking gut microbes to heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that individuals with advanced heart disease had elevated blood levels of TMAO (trimethylamine oxide) produced from dietary choline and carnitine by bacteria in your lower intestines. As a nutrition scientist, I find the new research fascinating,...

ENC Research Pipeline Previewed at EB and Highlighted Post Conference

At the recent Experimental Biology meetings in Boston, the results of two studies were presented that might change the way folks use or recommend eggs in the future. In one study, conducted in Dr. Maria Luz-Fernandez’s lab at the University of Connecticut, adult subjects with metabolic syndrome ate a carbohydrate-restricted diet that included three eggs per day, and they actually...

Tools You Can Use for National Egg Month & Year Round

Happy May and National Egg Month!  Today, we’re focusing on the ENC website as a way to celebrate National Egg Month. EggNutritionCenter.org provides you with research and other publications to use as a health professional, as well as nutrition information that you can share with your clients.   Be sure to check out the Nutrition and Research section to see what articles have been published on a...