Is regular consumption of eggs beneficial for the heart?
Of the regular consumption of eggs Appears before the appearance of cardiovascular disease protect. Therefore, the breakfast egg could make a significant contribution to the maintenance of cardiovascular health.
In a new study involving experts from Oxford University and the Peking University were the associations between egg consumption and the so-called markers of plasma metabolism. In addition, we analyzed how these markers affect the cardiovascular disease risk to affect.
The results were published in the English-language journal eLife.
How do eggs affect markers of metabolism?
For the new research paper, a total of 4,778 participants were studied, with 3,401 cases of cardiovascular disease and 1,377 healthy individuals serving as controls. The participants were aged between 30 to 79 years.
225 metabolites quantified in plasma samples
Already at the beginning of the study 225 metabolites in plasma samples of the participants are quantified with the help of directed nuclear magnetic resonance. The experts performed what is known as linear regression to assess associations between self-reported egg consumption and metabolic markers.
Those data were then, in turn, compared to links between metabolic markers and cardiovascular disease risk, the team said.
Impact of Eggs on Heart Health
According to professionals, eggs are considered a rich source of cholesterolbut at the same time they also contain one variety of important nutrientsthat affect heart health.
In the past, there have also been conflicting study results on whether eating eggs is beneficial or detrimental to heart health.
In 2018, however, a study was published in the English-language journal “Heart” which showed that the daily consumption of approximately one egg with a clear lower risk of heart disease and stroke connected, the researchers report.
To better understand the connection between egg consumption and the incidence of heart disease and stroke, the current population-based study was conducted. Experts wanted to know how eating eggs affected Markers of cardiovascular health in the blood it affects
What role does plasma cholesterol metabolism play?
“Few studies have addressed the role of plasma cholesterol metabolism in the association between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease risk, so we wanted to help fill this gap.‘, explains the author of the study. long frying pan of the Peking University in China in a recent press release.
24 metabolites associated with egg consumption
According to the team, 24 of the 225 metabolites measured in the participants’ blood plasma samples were eventually identified, which were related to reported egg consumption.
More apolipoprotein A1 thanks to the consumption of eggs
Analyzes of the research group showed that participants who consumed moderate amounts of eggs higher levels of a protein in the blood showed that as Apolipoprotein A1 called.
What is Apolipoprotein A1?
Apolipoprotein A1 is a building block of the so-called high density lipoproteins (HDL), which is often called a healthy lipoprotein because it is removal of excess cholesterol is involved.
Better removal of cholesterol from blood vessels thanks to eggs
Participants with a moderate consumption of eggs showed mainly larger HDL molecules in your blood They help remove cholesterol from the blood vessels.
This prevents cholesterol from depositing in the vessels and causing them to narrow, which to the development of heart attacks and strokes explains the team.
Protection against heart disease from eating eggs
The research group also Identify 14 metabolitesin which heart diseases Stay in contact.
The experts found that participants who ate fewer eggs had lower levels of beneficial metabolites and higher levels of harmful metabolites in their blood compared to people who ate eggs regularly.
“Our results provide a possible explanation for how eating a moderate amount of eggs may protect against heart disease.‘, summarizes the author of the study can qing yu from Peking University.
According to the expert, in the future more studies are neededexamine the causal role of so-called lipid metabolites in the association between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease risk.
Moderate consumption of eggs should be encouraged.
“Our work underlines the need for new strategies to promote moderate egg consumption in the population to reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular disease.‘ adds the author of the study whitewash li from Peking University. (What)
Author and source of information
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- Lang Pan, Lu Chen, Jun Lv, Yuanjie Pang, Yu Guo, et al.: Association of egg consumption, metabolic markers, and cardiovascular disease risk: a nested case-control study; In: eLife (published on 05/24/2022), eLife
- eLife: How Eating Eggs Can Improve Your Heart Health (Posted 05/24/2022), eLife
- Chenxi Qin, Jun Lv, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Jiahui Si, et al.: Associations of egg consumption with cardiovascular disease in a cohort study of 0.5 million Chinese adults; in: Heart (published on 05/21/2018), Heart
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