Egg lovers who are watching their dietary cholesterol will like the latest news about one of their favorite proteins. New research from Finland that included people between the ages of 42 and 60 found no link between dietary cholesterol and heart health. Participants were 1,000 Finnish men whose dietary habits were tracked for 20 years.
According to the study’s lead researcher, Jyrki Virtanen, the study didn’t even find an increased risk among those carrying a gene called APOE4, which increases sensitivity to dietary cholesterol
Virtanen noted that on average, the dietary cholesterol consumed by participants was 398 mg. No one reported consuming more than one egg per day.
The study had no egg industry backers. No one involved in the study had heart disease or diabetes at the study’s launch.