Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Eggs & Cardiometabolic Health

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.

Higher Protein Diets Associated with Cardiometabolic Advantages

Men and women with greater dietary protein intakes were more likely to have lower body mass index and waist circumference, and higher HDL-cholesterol. A cross-sectional study of over 23,000 adults from the NHANES, 2001-2010, examined usual protein intakes [expressed as g/kg body weight (BW) per day], and trends for associations with cardiometabolic risk factors including blood pressure, glucose, insulin, cholesterol,...

High Protein Breakfast Benefits May Depend on Breakfast Habits

Dr. Heather Leidy writes:  If the effects of breakfast last beyond lunch, it may be influenced by not only the composition of breakfast consumed that day, but also usual breakfast habits.  Does breakfast improve health? To understand this further, our research team at the University of Missouri tested whether high protein breakfast (40% of energy protein, 40% carbohydrate) compared to...

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...