Dietary cholesterol intake from whole eggs has shown to elicit a highly variable impact on blood cholesterol levels, with approximately two-thirds of the population having a minimal or no response. This has certainly effected a shift in modern day thinking regarding dietary cholesterol. Why wouldn’t dietary intake directly affect body levels? A recent study in Nutrients delved further into the relationship between cholesterol in eggs and plasma cholesterol levels by measuring how cholesterol is absorbed immediately after a meal. Continue reading “Whole Eggs and Cholesterol Absorption”
Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? The perfect time to explore new and delicious recipes.
But a nutritious breakfast doesn’t have to take all day. Eggs can be cooked in just minutes (even in the microwave)! And studies show that eating eggs for breakfast, compared to a bagel, helped people lose weight, feel more energetic and increase fullness. Continue reading “September is Better Breakfast Month”
I am thrilled to join the Egg Nutrition Center as the new Director of Nutrition Communications. As a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in nutrition communications, I have more than ten years of experience developing and implementing food and nutrition communications programs for brands and commodity groups. Continue reading “Meet Katie Hayes, RDN – ENC’s New Director of Nutrition Communications”
Does cholesterol intake impact cardiometabolic health? Two prospective studies from Boston University School of Medicine show no link between dietary cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. The findings, published in the journal Nutrients, use data from the Framingham Offspring Study to analyze the effects of dietary cholesterol intake over a 20-year period: Continue reading “Eggs, Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health”
How does early egg consumption affect infants? A recent study, published in the journal Nutrients, examined egg consumption and associations with nutrient intakes, markers of growth and weight-related measures in infants 6-24 months of age compared to infants who did not eat eggs. Continue reading “Comparison of Infant Egg Consumers vs. Non-Consumers”