Eating one egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a report by CNN. The new suggestion comes from a study done in China by more than 400,000 people.
Those individuals that ate an egg a day had an 18 percent lower risk of dying from the disease, according to the study. The study compared those that ate eggs to those that did not. The study was published in the Journal Heart.
Cardiovascular disease can produce heart attacks and strokes as well as heart failure, arrhythmias, and heart valve issues. It is also known to raise blood pressure, which can be exasperated by too much weight or obesity, and high blood sugar levels. The disease is often triggered by an unhealthy diet, inactivity, smoking, and excessive alcohol use.
For the study, information from half a million adults living in 10 regions in China was considered. This was narrowed down to 416,213 adults that had never had cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
The study tracked these adults for a total of nine years. They looked for major coronary events that included heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. During the study follow up 9985 people died of cardiovascular disease while 5103 major coronary events occurred. A total of 84,000 participants were diagnosed with heart disease.
Researchers found those that ate an egg a day have lower risks of heart disease than those that did not eat eggs.