Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Mitch Kanter, 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.

New Study Suggests that Higher Protein Diet May Provide Advantages in Weight Loss

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by a group from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands discusses an interesting concept called the Protein Leverage Hypothesis, which suggests that the body more closely regulates protein intake than total energy intake. If this is so, it may explain why high protein diets seem to be more...

Meta-Analysis Suggests No Relationship Between Eggs & Elevated CHD Risk

A new study titled “egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies” appeared in the January issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The study was co-authored by researchers from various Chinese universities and researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. The authors scoured the literature from 1966 to 2012 for...

New Egg Nutrition Center Sponsored Article Explores Dietary Cholesterol Issue

The Egg Nutrition Center recently published an article in the journal Advances in Nutrition entitled, Exploring the Factors that Affect Blood Cholesterol and Heart Disease Risk: Is Dietary Cholesterol as Bad for you as History Leads us to Believe?  The article is a review of a symposium that ENC sponsored at the Experimental Biology meetings last year. Symposium participants included...

Egg Research Update: Atherosclerosis Study

A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis last week suggested that eating eggs can be almost as damaging to you heart as smoking cigarettes. Maybe you’ve seen the press coverage? It was all over the media last week and, needless to say, it kept us pretty busy at the Egg Nutrition Center. First thing we did was contact seven cardiovascular...

Prostate Cancer Research: Unscrambling the Science

The journal Cancer Prevention Research recently published a study online ahead of print examining the link between dietary factors and risk of fatal prostate cancer. Among other things, the researchers concluded that consumption of eggs may increase the risk of fatal prostate cancer. Given the large body of research supporting the health and nutritional benefits of egg consumption, this finding...