Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk
“For healthy people without heart problems or diabetes, up to one egg a day should be O.K.,” said one researcher.
Neither egg consumption nor dietary cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for stroke, researchers report.
On average, the men ate about four and a half eggs a week and consumed 408 milligrams of cholesterol a day. After controlling for other health and behavioral characteristics, the researchers found no difference in risk between a man who averaged less than two eggs a week and one who ate more than six. And a man who took in 333 milligrams of cholesterol a day was at no higher risk for stroke than one who had more than 459 milligrams a day.
Even in carriers of the ApoE4 genotype, who are more susceptible to the effects of cholesterol, there was no link between risk for stroke and consumption of eggs and cholesterol.