Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Barbara Lyle, Ph.D.

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.

When It Comes To Health, Diet Patterns Matter More Than How Many Eggs You Eat

Associations between egg consumption and cardiovascular risk factors depends on the other foods and beverages consumed. Researchers compared cardiovascular risk among adult egg eaters to those who did not report eating an egg or egg dish during their 24-hour food recall in the 2001-2008 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (Nicklas, 2014). Egg eaters were additionally sub-grouped based...

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...

Diet Quality Characterized in 187 Countries

New global data show that while consumption of “healthy” food items increased in many countries, consumption of “unhealthy” items worsened across the world. A study in The Lancet Global Health examined 20-year trends in diet patterns from around the world based on over 300 diet surveys estimated to represent 89% of adults worldwide (Imamura, 2015). The Global Burden of Diseases...