Recommendations for the use of eggs in the diet
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Recommendations for the use of eggs in the diet

Carrie Ruxton Freelance dietician, Cupar, Scotland

Recommendations about consuming eggs have evolved over the past few years resulting in some confusion. This article reports on changes to egg consumption recommendations with respect to heart disease risk, and reviews the evidence for the nutritional benefits and potential health outcomes associated with regular egg consumption. Data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey are used to highlight how eggs can best be incorporated into a healthy diet. Suggestions are given on the safe cooking and use of eggs in vulnerable groups of patients.

Nursing Standard. 24, 37, 47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.


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