Written by: Rebecca Baird, April 16, 2010
Most recent food science information was a study done by a team from the University of Surrey and published in the BBC News, concerning the consumption of eggs and cholesterol levels in the blood. The research showed that “most people could eat as many eggs as they wanted without damaging their health” (BBC News, 2009). The study also stated that “While elevated blood cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart disease, only around a third of the cholesterol in the body comes from the diet” (BBC News, 2009). Eggs are a great source of protein and many other nutrients.
According to the new data, eating eggs does not contribute to blood cholesterol levels. What I have found, in some of the research , is that cholesterol in the blood is caused by factors such as processed foods and simple carbohydrates.
BBC News (2009). Regular eggs ‘no harm to health’ . Retrieved on April 16, 2010 from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7882850.stm.