RESEARCH: One egg per day will keep the doctor away

Is one egg per day enough for the extreme athlete?

The amount of eggs that a person can consume has been a controversial subject a number of years.

Different studies have resulted in contradicting results.

In the latest study published in the American Journal of Clinical, found that eating one egg per day did not increase one’s risk of heart disease. To ensure the results were accurate, researchers looked at the egg consumption of more than 146,000 people from 21 countries, and also looked at the cases of more than 31,000 people with heart disease.

Those who ate seven or fewer eggs per week did not have a higher chance of heart disease or mortality risk.

According to Mahshid Dehghan “Moderate egg intake, which is about one egg per day in most people, does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality, even if people have a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes.”

Although eggs are an inexpensive source of essential nutrients, some guidelines have recommended limiting consumption to fewer than three eggs a week due to concerns they increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Previous studies on egg consumption and diseases have been contradictory, said Salim Yusuf, principal investigator of the study and director of PHRI.

“MODERATE EGG INTAKE, WHICH IS ABOUT ONE EGG PER DAY IN MOST PEOPLE, DOES NOT INCREASE THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE”
“This is because most of these studies were relatively small or moderate in size and did not include individuals from a large number of countries,” he said.

With all these results, will it change how many eggs an athlete or bodybuilder consumes?

Bodybuilders are known to consume a large amount of eggs each day.

It would be very interesting to find out the results of research done on a extreme athlete such as a bodybuilder or strongman.

If you do consume a large amount of eggs, it would be a safe bet to get your blood checked regularly.

Association of egg intake with blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 177,000 people in 50 countries

ABSTRACT

Background
Eggs are a rich source of essential nutrients, but they are also a source of dietary cholesterol. Therefore, some guidelines recommend limiting egg consumption. However, there is contradictory evidence on the impact of eggs on diseases, largely based on studies conducted in high-income countries.

Objectives
Our aim was to assess the association of egg consumption with blood lipids, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality in large global studies involving populations from low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

Methods
We studied 146,011 individuals from 21 countries in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. Egg consumption was recorded using country-specific validated FFQs. We also studied 31,544 patients with vascular disease in 2 multinational prospective studies: ONTARGET (Ongoing Telmisartan Alone and in Combination with Ramipril Global End Point Trial) and TRANSCEND (Telmisartan Randomized Assessment Study in ACEI Intolerant Subjects with Cardiovascular Disease). We calculated HRs using multivariable Cox frailty models with random intercepts to account for clustering by study center separately within each study.

Results
In the PURE study, we recorded 14,700 composite events (8932 deaths and 8477 CVD events). In the PURE study, after excluding those with history of CVD, higher intake of egg (≥7 egg/wk compared with <1 egg/wk intake) was not significantly associated with blood lipids, composite outcome (HR: 0.96; 95% CI: 0.89, 1.04; P-trend = 0.74), total mortality (HR: 1.04; 95% CI: 0.94, 1.15; P-trend = 0.38), or major CVD (HR: 0.92; 95% CI: 0.83, 1.01; P-trend = 0.20). Similar results were observed in ONTARGET/TRANSCEND studies for composite outcome (HR 0.97; 95% CI: 0.76, 1.25; P-trend = 0.09), total mortality (HR: 0.88; 95% CI: 0.62, 1.24; P-trend = 0.55), and major CVD (HR: 0.97; 95% CI: 0.73, 1.29; P-trend = 0.12).

Conclusions
In 3 large international prospective studies including ∼177,000 individuals, 12,701 deaths, and 13,658 CVD events from 50 countries in 6 continents, we did not find significant associations between egg intake and blood lipids, mortality, or major CVD events. The ONTARGET and TRANSCEND trials were registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT00153101. The PURE trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT03225586.


Source:
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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