Bad egg myth rejected by scientists
Eggs are back on the menu after new research shows that eating two a day can help you lose weight.
Scientists from the British Nutrition Foundation dismissed fears that eating more than three eggs a week will lead to high cholesterol and heart disease.
In fact, only a third of cholesterol in the body is attributed to diet. Other factors are smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise.
Bruce Griffin, professor of nutritional metabolism at the University of Surrey said: ‘The UK public does not need to be limiting the number of eggs they eat. Saturated fats are far more dangerous.”
Only last year the advertising watchdog misguidedly banned an attempt to re-run the classic advert from 1957, Go to Work on an Egg.
The news has come as a huge relief to the egg industry, which in recent decades has struggled to persuade people that eggs are a healthy, nutritious food.
Boiled eggs and soldiers for lunch anyone?