Eggs are considered as one of the most nutritious food as it contains selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks contain morecalories and fat than the whites. But According to a recent study found that egg yolk contains higher level of cholesterol which ultimately increases the chances of heart disease and early death.
As per study published in the journal JAMA, Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. The researchers pooled data of 29,615 U.S. racially and ethnically diverse people to understand if eating dietary cholesterol or eggs were linked to cardiovascular disease and death which has been a point of debate for decades.
The study showed that if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease. We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
The study found that eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths. The cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat.