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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-blogAs 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...

Industry Funded Science – Read This Before You Knock It!

magnifying-glassThis article was originally posted on Dr. Taylor Wallace Food & Nutrition Blog @ drtaylorwallace.com Scientists who accept industry funding are commonly perceived as “biased” and much scrutiny has been given to research funded by food companies. This issue hits close to my heart as a researcher that is passionate about advancing our knowledge of both food science and human...

Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Menu

Christmas tableAre you hosting a Christmas dinner party this year? Chances are there may be a vegetarian amongst your guests. A recent survey found that 7.3 million Americans follow a vegetarian diet.1 Fortunately, with a little planning and preparation, you can help vegetarian guests feel like they’re part of the party, not limited to the side dishes. (more…)

Clean Eating on Thanksgiving: Recipes & Diet Tips

Clean Eating TurkeyWhat do turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and eggs have in common? They're all whole, nutrient dense foods, supported by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s). However, once a year these foods are transformed into casseroles, appetizers and pies. Thanksgiving is the holiday of abundance – with excess sodium, sugar, and saturated fat on the dinner table. (more…)

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

One Egg a Day Reduces StrokeA 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...