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Do eggs lead to coronary heart disease?

by , 04 December 2013

Depending on who you speak to, eggs are either a nutritional powerhouse or they're an artery-clogging, cholesterol building risk for heart disease. Today I asked Dr Wright to cut through the half-truths and put an end to this debate once and for all.

The way you prepare them determines how healthy – or risky – the cholesterol in eggs is to your heart…
If you scramble eggs, it exposes the cholesterol, mostly contained in the yolk, to dangerous oxidation. And this is when it can lead to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
So how can eggs possibly be harmless AND possibly kill you at the same time? Dr Wright explains:
Almost a century ago, the famous Russian researcher Nikolai Anitschkov fed cholesterol to rabbits. The rabbits developed atherosclerotic vascular disease as a result. After that, most doctors believed cholesterol causes atherosclerosis.
But, about half a century later, in a much less publicised study, another researcher attempted to duplicate Anitschkov’s research. But this time, unlike Anitschkov, this scientist was careful not to expose the cholesterol to air which causes it to oxidise. In his study, the rabbits did not develop coronary atherosclerosis and their arteries remained clear.
This follow-up study proved that oxidised cholesterol, not cholesterol itself, can cause coronary atherosclerosis. 
Keeping eggs heart-healthy…
Don’t get put off eggs. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals: They’re rich in the vitamin B family and also contain vitamins A and D. Eggs are also rich in selenium, lutein, zeaxanthin and carotenoids
Because they’re so abundant in vitamins and minerals, they could help especially protect against age-related memory loss and macular degeneration.
If you generally eat well and take your daily supplements, including anti-oxidants, the occasional scrambled egg certainly won’t kill you. But if you’re a scrambled egg fan, you may want to switch over to poached or hard boiled eggs. These cooking methods are expose the eggs to less oxidation and are unlikely to damage your heart or arteries.
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