Consumption of whole eggs can be a part of a heart healthy diet, even in those with existing coronary heart disease, a new study has found.
Research from Yale University explored the impact of daily whole egg consumption in men and women with coronary heart disease(1).
The subjects were randomized to consume either two eggs, half a cup of egg substitute or a high-carbohydrate breakfast for six weeks as part of their typical diet.
The subjects who ate either whole eggs or egg substitute did not experience any negative impact in total cholesterol, blood pressure, body weight or endothelial function.
Research from the University of Connecticut suggested that daily whole egg consumption may have a positive effect on the function and composition of HDL cholesterol in adults with metabolic syndrome.