Cracking The Myths Of Eggs

Posted on: 05 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

It’s been more than 50 years since Tony Hancock advised people to “go to work on an egg” in that iconic advert.

As a nation, we currently eat 28 million eggs a day. That's between two and three per person per week.

It’s thought that myths about the need to limit the number of eggs you should eat have led to the consumption of eggs in the UK being amongst the lowest in the world.

One of the biggest myths, a belief held by around half of the population, is that people shouldn’t eat more than three eggs a week.

However, new research from a team at Surrey University published in The European Journal of Nutrition this week, shows people who ate two eggs a day and watched the other foods they ate, not only lost weight, but reduced their blood cholesterol levels too.

In this video the man who headed the research team, Dr Bruce Griffin reveals more.

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