New study states ‘eating an egg daily may help prevent stroke’


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  • A new study conducted between 1982 and 2015 said that eating an egg a day can help prevent stroke
  • American Egg Board noted that consumption of one egg per day has no association with fending off coronary heart disease but scientists were able to discover a 12-percent reduction in the risk of strokes
  • As disclosed in the report, “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation” 

A new study has found that an egg a day can help prevent occurrence of stroke.

The study, which was conducted between 1982 and 2015, were based on the systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on egg intake of 276,000 coronary heart disease subjects and 308,000 stroke victims, an article by Khristian Ibarolla on Inquirer mentioned.

Most recent findings  of the American Egg Board noted that consumption of one egg per day has no association with fending off coronary heart disease. However, scientists were able to discover a 12-percent reduction in the risk of strokes.

As disclosed in the report by principal investigator Dominik Alexander of the US EpidStat Institute: “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.” 

This, according to the principal investigator, is in addition to the fact that eggs are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure.

Based on the study, a single egg contains six grams of high-quality protein, while antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are found within the egg yolk. Vitamins E, D and A, which is found to be vital to combat the major causes of stroke, can also be obtained through the famed organic vessel.

However, Alexander stressed that despite the discovery, more work is still needed to further understand the connection between egg consumption and stroke risk.

 

This article has been viewed 239 times. Article originally posted: November 4, 2016, 5:42 pm (UTC-0). Last update: November 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm (UTC-0).

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