By Susan Scutti
CNN_—-It’s been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day — or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol — have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.
“Considering the negative consequences of egg consumption and dietary cholesterol in the setting of heart-healthy dietary patterns, the importance of limiting intake of cholesterol-rich foods should not be dismissed,” he concluded.
Victoria Taylor, a senior dietitian with the British Heart Foundation, told Science Media Centre that “this type of study can only show an association, rather than cause and effect, and more research is needed for us to understand the reasons behind this link.