Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Tia Rains, 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 Perspectives on Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Blog Post 3As of 2012, 29.1 million Americans were living with diabetes, with 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year. Considering diabetes affects almost 10% of the population, continued research is necessary to understand lifestyle factors that influence disease risk and prevention. Two recent papers highlight researcher’s efforts to clarify the role of dietary fat and egg intake on risk for type...

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids? The Study Design May Determine the Results

Egg Breakfast ImageThe subject of ‘breakfast’ has certainly become controversial in recent years. Once heralded as the ‘most important meal of the day’, new research has challenged this thinking. For example, intervention studies in adults have shown no distinct advantage of breakfast consumption for weight loss or metabolic health versus breakfast skipping. The debate continues in the scientific literature. (more…)

New Meta-Analysis Suggests Daily Egg Intake May Decrease Stroke Risk

d-alexander-blog-post-imageA recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) suggests that daily egg intake does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, and may actually contribute to a decreased stroke risk. A comprehensive literature search of papers published through August 2015 was conducted to select the studies that fit...

New Study: Adding Eggs to a Salad Increases Vitamin E Absorption

purdue-vit-e-imageResearchers at Purdue University published a study indicating that carotenoid absorption from a salad was improved by the presence of whole cooked eggs. This made sense in light of the fact that carotenoids are fat-soluble nutrients, so the fat in the eggs increased nutrient absorption. Recently, the Purdue team followed up their carotenoid study by publishing new data indicating a...