Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2015

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.

Primary Prevention is a Critical Component in Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Female doctor examining child with stethoscopeNewly updated pediatric report includes specific food recommendations as part of obesity prevention. In July 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an update to their 2003 clinical report on prevention of pediatric obesity (Daniels, 2015). Obesity prevention is a public health priority because obesity is the most prevalent chronic health condition in pediatrics. Moreover, the report noted: Although treatment...

Integrity Guidelines are an Important Part of Research Grant Programs

EthicsThe Egg Nutrition Center’s research program applies integrity principles endorsed by experts and top journals. The scientific method in general, and best practices in research more specifically, help guard against multiple sources of bias that can occur if appropriate checks and balances are missing in conducting and reporting research. Bias can occur when researchers believe so strongly in the original...

Grant Program by ENC on Eggs and Human Health

Grant FundingFrom protein to cardiometabolic health and lifestage nutrition, there is a lot to learn about the role of eggs in human health. The Egg Nutrition Center’s competitive research grant program was created for the purpose of advancing the understanding of the nutritional value of eggs and egg-related nutrients in the human diet. Without this grant program, there would be little...

The Role of Farmer Funded Applied Nutrition Research

Fresh EggsApplied research complements basic nutrition research, which generally does not focus on specific foods. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science…”, research can be described as follows: Basic research aims to provide a fuller knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, rather than any...

Do Eggs Make a Healthy Pairing with Resistance Exercise?

Egg or bagel breakfast both showed neutral effects on blood lipids among untrained individuals put on a 12-week training schedule. A high quality source of protein like eggs sounds like a logical pairing with resistance training to build lean body mass, but may lead some to question what effect eggs may have on cardiovascular risk factors, like blood lipids (Clayton,...