Tuesday September 24, 2019

Study: Eggs & high-cholesterol diet won’t risk your heart

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London: A new study by researchers said, eating an egg a day and having a high-cholesterol diet habit will not increase heart attack risk. It will not affect people inclined even genetically.

 

Relatively higher intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating an egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease or with the thickening of the common carotid artery walls, the study said.

Frequent consumption of eggs does not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases even in persons who are genetically predisposed to a greater effect of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol levels, the research showed.

Furthermore, no association was found among those with the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism, the findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed.

The dietary habits of 1,032 men aged between 42 and 60 years and with no baseline diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease were assessed at the onset the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, in 1984-1989 at the University of Eastern Finland.

During a follow-up of 21 years, 230 men had a heart attack, and 32.5 percent of the study participants were carriers of APOE4.

In the highest control group, the study participants had an average daily dietary cholesterol intake of 520 mg and they consumed an average of one egg per day.(IANS)

  • Rakesh Manchanda

    Which eggs are used in the clinical study ?-are they organic ?

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Kaiterra Launches Laser Egg+ CO2 Air Quality Monitor in India for Rs 16,995

The addition of the Laser Egg+ CO2 to our dynamic product portfolio brings CO2 monitoring to consumers' fingertips

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This is the first indoor air quality monitor for homes from Kaiterra to measure CO2, in addition to four other key pollutant indicators - PM2.5, air quality index, temperature and humidity. Flickr

Beijing-based healthcare firm Kaiterra, on Monday launched Laser Egg+ CO2 air quality monitor in India for Rs 16,995.

This is the first indoor air quality monitor for homes from Kaiterra to measure CO2, in addition to four other key pollutant indicators – PM2.5, air quality index, temperature and humidity.

“The addition of the Laser Egg+ CO2 to our dynamic product portfolio brings CO2 monitoring to consumers’ fingertips. Most consumers do not realise that moderate levels of CO2 commonly found in their home can lead to a cumulative negative impact on health and wellbeing,” Liam Bates, CEO and Co-founder of Kaiterra said in a statement.

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Beijing-based healthcare firm Kaiterra, on Monday launched Laser Egg+ CO2 air quality monitor in India for Rs 16,995. Pixabay

The Laser Egg+ CO2 is powered by sensors and a cloud-based calibration which aims to provide accurate, real-time readings from reference-grade monitors stationed across the globe.

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Like its predecessors, Laser Egg+ CO2 can be monitored from a mobile device via the Kaiterra App. The app provides consumers with access to trends and real-time monitoring, as well as the ability to set alerts when air exceeds the pre-selected level. (IANS)