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The Fifty Year Rehabilitation of the Egg

Eggs for Health Consulting, 5905 Cozumel Pl., Las Vegas, NV 89131, USA
Nutrients 2015, 7(10), 8716-8722;
Received: 29 July 2015 / Revised: 17 September 2015 / Accepted: 15 October 2015 / Published: 21 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Egg Consumption and Human Health)
The 1968 American Heart Association announced a dietary recommendation that all individuals consume less than 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day and no more than three whole eggs per week. This recommendation has not only significantly impacted the dietary patterns of the population, but also resulted in the public limiting a highly nutritious and affordable source of high quality nutrients, including choline which was limited in the diets of most individuals. The egg industry addressed the egg issue with research documenting the minimal effect of egg intake on plasma lipoprotein levels, as well as research verifying the importance of egg nutrients in a variety of issues related to health promotion. In 2015 dietary cholesterol and egg restrictions have been dropped by most health promotion agencies worldwide and recommended to be dropped from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. View Full-Text
Keywords: eggs; dietary cholesterol; plasma cholesterol; lipoproteins; choline; xanthophylls eggs; dietary cholesterol; plasma cholesterol; lipoproteins; choline; xanthophylls
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McNamara, D.J. The Fifty Year Rehabilitation of the Egg. Nutrients 2015, 7, 8716-8722.

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