Sunday, September 27, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Avoid Cheese Omelettes For a Healthier Heart

Avoid Cheese Omelettes For a Healthier Heart

The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet

Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned.

The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk.

“The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-author Norrina Allen, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University.

“As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol.People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease,” Allen added.

For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up.

They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths.

Cheesemakers, US
Guests at the U.S. Cheese Championship gala could help themselves to samples from a giant wheel of Swiss cheese that had been among the cheeses judged in the competition, in Green Bay, Wis., March 7, 2019. VOA

The cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat, the team said.

Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of CVD and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added.

The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol.

Also Read- Google Adds The ‘Translate’ Feature on Gboard For iOS Users

The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week.

Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong from the varsity. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,135FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,776FollowersFollow

Most Popular

People Between 30-40 Years of Age Facing New-Found CVDs

By Ashish Srivastava Respiratory disorders caused by Covid-19 have taken a centre-stage during the pandemic, overshadowing other burgeoning health issues, particularly cardiovascular disorders (CVDs). With...

World Rivers Day: Unhealthy State of Yamuna Pains Green Activists

By Brij Khandelwal River lovers and green activists in Agra on 27 September celebrated the World Rivers Day, at the Etmauddaula view-point park, by cleaning...

Women Can Conceive a Child After Ovarian Tumours: Study

Researchers have found that women receiving fertility-sparing surgery for the treatment of borderline ovarian tumours are able to have children. According to the study published...

World Tourism Day: Celebs on Not Being Able to Travel in 2020

Sunday is World Tourism Day, and while the idea of travel for relaxation would seem like an impossible dream in the time of pandemic...

Parents Not Prepared to Send Their Children to School Amid Pandemic

Nearly 80 per cent parents of students enrolled in the 1,000-odd secondary schools of Uttar Pradesh Board in Prayagraj district are not prepared to...

Will Corona Wipe Out Lifestyles Boosted by 30 Years of Reform?

BY SAEED NAQVI The ancient Indian protocol for social distancing is embedded in the lines my yoga guru, from the famous ashram in Monghyr, Bihar,...

I Am a Good Listener to Good Singing: Manoj Bajpayee

National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has tried rapping for the first time in the recent song, Bambai main ka ba, admits he is...

Pandemic Negatively Affecting Our Dreams, Women More Vulnerable: Study

The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by Covid-19 is not only limited to daytime hours as it is affecting our dreams as well,...

Recent Comments