Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Donald Layman, 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.

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,...

Eggs and Diabetes: Increased Risk or Guilt by Association?

The Background The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1) recommended limiting dietary cholesterol and specifically egg consumption for individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The recommendation was based on epidemiology studies reporting positive statistical association of increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for individuals with T2D who consumed 7 or more eggs each week. While the Dietary Guideline Committee cited the...

Food Patterns

The science of epidemiology is both a gold mine and a disaster for nutrition science. A quick look through the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition or simply scanning the news headlines and you find numerous new discoveries in nutrition health based on epidemiology studies. This research has uncovered many importance questions and led to multiple new lines of research. Unfortunately,...