Special Issue "Egg Intake and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019)
Dr. Christopher Blesso
Dietary guidelines in many countries including the United States do not have an upper limit for dietary cholesterol, indicating that cholesterol is no longer considered a risk factor for heart disease. It is well-known that eggs are a good source of dietary cholesterol, which still causes uncertainty among the general public. Now, that we know that dietary cholesterol is not a concern, it is very important to focus on the health benefits of eggs. The intent of this special issue is to focus on the nutritional benefits of eggs. Eggs are good sources of Vitamin D, Vitamin E and selenium. They also contain very potent antioxidants, the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which also protect against age-related macular degeneration. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which has a major role in neural development, and has been shown to protect against cognitive impairment, neural defects and fatty liver. In addition, egg protein has all the essential amino acids and has been shown to protect against sarcopenia in the elderly and protect children against kwashiorkor in underdeveloped countries. This Special Issue welcomes cell studies, animal studies and mostly clinical trials or epidemiological evidence that support the health benefits of eggs.
Prof. Maria Luz Fernandez
Prof. Christopher Blesso
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- Egg protein