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An egg a day is good for your heart, new study reveals

An egg a day will keep your heart healthy. This is according to a recent study that found out that eggs lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study conducted by 13 researchers on behalf of the China Kadoorie Biobank Collaborative Group was published on Monday in the Heart journal.

The research involved over half a million adults aged 30–79 years across China.

The individuals were queried on their egg eating frequency and followed up for years by the team monitoring their health.

Slightly more than 13 per cent of these adults said they ate about an egg a day while just over 9 per cent reported never or very rarely enjoying an egg.

HEART DISEASE

For over nearly nine years, the research team tracked this select group and focused on major coronary events, such as heart attacks and strokes, including hemorrhagic strokes.

“During follow-up, 9,985 people died of cardiovascular disease, and an additional 5,103 major coronary events occurred. Nearly 84,000 other participants were diagnosed with heart disease in this time period. Participants who ate up to one egg daily had a 26 per cent lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke, the egg eaters had a 28 per cent lower risk of dying from this type of stroke,” an article on the research published by CNN read in part

“Egg eaters also enjoyed a 12 per cent reduced risk of ischemic heart disease, which is diagnosed in those who show the early signs of gridlocked blood flow to the brain,” the article added.

The study debunks common belief that eating foods rich in cholesterol increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.