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An egg a day is not harmful

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1094
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Two prospective studies covering almost a decade have shown that healthy people did not increase their risk of heart disease or stroke by eating one egg a day (JAMA 1999;281:1387-94).

    It's not eggs but other dietary and lifestyle choices that are the problem.”Egg consumption was positively associated with smoking, lower physical activity, and a generally unhealthy eating pattern,” the researchers report.

    Men and women who ate eggs were more likely to eat bacon, and …

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