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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 Study: Adding Eggs to a Salad Increases Vitamin E Absorption

Eggs and Vitamin EResearchers 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...

UConn Professor, Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, Highlights her Recent Research

Breakfast TacosThe Egg Nutrition Center interviewed Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, a nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. For many years, Dr. Fernandez has studied the impact of diet on various health indices in Hispanic and non-Hispanic subjects. She has done feeding studies in Mexico, and has a keen sense of the health and nutrition issues that impact the Hispanic community. We...

¡Celebra! National Hispanic Heritage Month

Spicy Sriracha Baked AvocadoHispanics make up about 17.6 percent of the total United States (US) population (1). By 2060, 29 percent—more than one-quarter of the total population (2). As the number of Americans in this demographic increases, so does the popularity of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the...

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Mediterranean QuicheThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many...

Guiding Stars Updates Cholesterol Rating in Response to New Dietary Guidelines

Guiding Stars GuideFeatured article in the Summer 2016 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up Guiding Stars, North America's leading private nutrition guidance program, recently announced that the organization has updated its approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into its ratings system. The move came in response to evolving scientific evidence and changes reflected in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Dr. Mitch Kanter, Executive Director of the...