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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 Research: Animal vs Plant Protein and Adult Bone Health

Eggs Bone HealthFor years, research questioned the role of dietary protein in bone health. Metabolic balance studies in the 1970s and early 1980s showed higher protein intakes increased urinary calcium but did not enhance intestinal calcium absorption, leading to the conclusion that the source of the additional urinary calcium must be from bone breakdown (1-8). However, recent short-term dietary intervention studies using...

Are free-range eggs more nutritious?

Blog Mineral Content of EggsOne of the top questions we receive here at the Egg Nutrition Center is whether the nutritional profile of an egg is influenced by the housing conditions of the hen, particularly free-range versus caged.  It’s a reasonable question to ask.  Free-range hens may forage for bugs and plants, which could conceivably alter the nutritional intake of the hen and hence...

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...