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For more than three decades, we have been told that eggs have high cholesterol and consequently taking more than two to three egg yolks a week might lead to heart attack.  As a result, I had been descarding the egg yolks, where the cholesterol is supposed to be, and consumed the egg whites only.  When I was in Zurich, Switzerland, I kept the discarded yolks in a container and deep froze them.  When the container was full, I defroze the yolks and made rich egg yolk puddings to feed the swans at the Zurich Lake.  These swans would flock to me and ignore all the stale breads that others threw at them.  They (the swans) seemed to know better than I that egg yolks consisted of proteins and other nutrients and minerals such as choline, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, as well as antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Not that I was cruel to swans but I had never heard of swans getting heart attacks.
Hu et al., concluded in their research report A Prospective Study of Egg Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Women that there is insignificant correlation between eating more than one egg a day and coronary heart disease (CHD) in healthy men and women. However, there appears to be an increased risk of CHD with higher egg consumption in diabetic patients.
New research at the University of Connecticut suggested that the healthy elderly should take three eggs a day because eggs can provide older people with an affordable, highly nutritious food that is an excellent source of protein, cholin and other nutrients.
In 2002, the American Heart Association guideline was that "There is no longer a specific recommendation on the number of egg yolks a person may consume a week." [1]
It looks like eating one or even two eggs a day may be A-OK but get your cholesterol check regularly and regulate your intake of eggs.
Let's eat and be happy; and above all, enjoy your second half life.  This is your last chance!

Source:
[1] Return of the Good Egg, Lectures and Presentations, Egg Nutrition Center

Disclaimer: This posting is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek qualified health professional's assistance before embarking on any health program.

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