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.

Does Eating Smaller, Frequent Meals or Snacks of Nutrient Dense Foods Help Manage Weight?

Confusing nutrition messages are often linked to timing of meals and types of foods, but struggling consumers can take action by eating nutritious choices relatively more frequently and earlier in the day.  Ghadeer Aljuraiban and research colleagues summarized cross-sectional associations between both the frequency and the time of eating, to energy density, nutrient quality (using the NRF9.3 index), and BMI, using...

High Protein Breakfast Benefits May Depend on Breakfast Habits

Dr. Heather Leidy writes:  If the effects of breakfast last beyond lunch, it may be influenced by not only the composition of breakfast consumed that day, but also usual breakfast habits.  Does breakfast improve health? To understand this further, our research team at the University of Missouri tested whether high protein breakfast (40% of energy protein, 40% carbohydrate) compared to...

Are Vitamin D Levels Over-Screened and Supplements Over-Prescribed?

Skeptics advocate for caution until large-scale studies in progress on vitamin D supplementation are completed. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and bone health, as summarized by the Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2011).  Moreover, vitamin D is currently being evaluated for a wide-range of health benefits. At this time, “Many primary care clinicians now include blood tests to measure...

Do Eggs Affect Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Those With Type 2 Diabetes?

The role of eggs in diets of persons living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an area of active debate and may depend on the overall diet pattern.  An Australian research team (Fuller, 2015) recently evaluated whether people with T2D might benefit from egg consumption citing eggs as,  “a nutritious and convenient way of improving protein and micronutrient contents of...