Eggs ‘have health benefits’ for people suffering from metabolic syndrome

15 December

People who suffer from metabolic syndrome could benefit from eating whole eggs as part of a weight loss diet, a new study has suggested.

This syndrome is generally experienced by people with diabetes, those suffer from obesity and those who have high blood pressure.

Combined they can do extensive harm to a person’s body beyond the damage of blood vessels.

Together they can increase the risk of a person having heart disease and stroke, as well as other medical conditions. This is known as metabolic syndrome.

Researchers worked with middle-aged men and women and found that though people consuming two whole eggs had twice as much cholesterol as they did before the experiment, their were “no effects on total blood cholesterol or LDL cholesterol levels”.

"Eating egg yolks was actually associated with enhanced health benefits in these high-risk individuals," said Dr Maria Luz Fernandez, a professor at the University of Connecticut and lead author of the study.

“Subjects consuming whole eggs had greater increases in HDL cholesterol and more significant reductions in the LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio than those who ate the cholesterol-free egg substitute.”

Posted by Philip Briggs

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