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.

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...

Fat Soluble Bioactives in Egg Yolk Show Anti-Inflammatory Potential

Is the unique combination of vitamins, carotenoids and phospholipids in egg yolks inflammatory protective? Eggs are an example of a food that is naturally health promoting, despite containing a moderate amount of saturated fat, due to a combination of balancing bioactive components in the yolk. Researchers at Ohio State University were interested in understanding various components of egg yolk with...

Read Papers from The Controversial Role of Macronutrient Composition in Diabetes and Related Disorders

In 2013, ENC sponsored and organized a satellite symposium “The Controversial Role of Dietary Protein in Diabetes and Related Disorders” chaired by Mitch Kanter, PhD, Executive Director, ENC, held in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition’s 2013 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference (December 5-7,2013) in Washington, DC. The program featured presentations which provided an overview of the...

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....