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.

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...

Sustainability is gaining definition with transparency on trend and nutrition emerging.

Transparency about sustainable practices is enabled by scanning technologies allowing consumers access to product information at the point of sale. Consumer’s desire for transparency in food labeling was a major theme at the 2015 Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco.  This meeting is part of a continuing series of international summits focusing on issues in the food industry concerning sustainability and eco-labels,...

Can People with Heart Disease Start Eating Eggs Again?

For the past several decades, individuals with heart disease or at high risk for the development of heart disease have been advised to consume <200 mg/day of dietary cholesterol, whereas healthy adults are advised to consume <300 mg/day. Such recommendations are based on the assumption that dietary cholesterol produces harmful increases in blood cholesterol, which increases risk for developing atherosclerosis....

Complexity of Individual Variability in Nutrition

Today’s post comes from the Summer Issue of the Nutrition Close-Up, ENC’s newsletter that provides information on current nutrition and research trends and upcoming presentations. Please visit eggnutritioncenter.org to access the current and previous issues of the Nutrition Close-Up. One size does not fit all when it comes to health. Be it diet, exercise, or prescription medications, what works wonderfully for one...