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Eggs and risk of heart disease . . . and other stories

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 08 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4600

Egg consumption

A study from China, with data on more than half a million adults, reports that higher consumption of eggs was associated with a lower risk of heart disease. People who ate an egg daily had an 18% lower risk of death from cardiovascular causes than people who never ate eggs (Heart doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312651). Does this mean that everything we’ve believed about dietary cholesterol is wrong? Perhaps not, since it’s possible that the large differences in average levels of education, household income, and blood pressure between people …

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