Egg Nutrition Center Blog

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.

Egg Nutrition Center Request for Research Proposals 2012

ENC is soliciting research proposals for the 2012 grant year. A letter of intent is due Friday, January 13, 2012. See the research section of ENC’s website for more details. Below are ENC 2012 Research Priorities: 1. Nutrition in health and disease: • Obesity: particular emphasis on childhood obesity. • Heart disease: effect of eggs on lipoprotein or cholesterol metabolism....

Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian Healthy Eating

Hello Readers – today we have one of our Registered Dietitian Advisors, Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD, blogging. Enjoy! Marcia There are several modalities of vegetarianism, from strict vegetarians to lacto-ovo-vegetarians. Usually, lacto-ovo-vegetarians will eat dairy foods and eggs, but not meat, fish, or poultry. Certainly, a diet rich in plant foods has the potential to offer health benefits and...

Mythbusters: The Truth About Eggs

Wouldn’t it be fun to do the TV show Mythbusters but focused on Nutrition?? A recent “Eat this Not That” posting from Men’s Health looked at the Egg/Cholesterol myth. Kudos to them for busting the myth (you cannot eat eggs because of the cholesterol). As we say “An Egg a Day is OK!!” There are a multitude of studies showing...

A new look at middle aged weight gain

Books about middle age weight gain or abdominal fat accumulation, as it’s known in professional circles, are flying off the shelves as a record number of the US population enters their golden years. This generation, brought up on the fat phobic diet that made fat intake of any kind an inexcusable excess, is now seeing the result of this mistaken...