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Eggs – Are They Really Bad for You?

Eggs: Are They Really Bad for You? Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than any other cause. Many people associate the LDL fraction of cholesterol with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggs contain lots of cholesterol. Thus, some experts recommend avoiding eggs, at least the yolks, where cholesterol is located. On the other hand, a 2005 study showed that feeding people two eggs per day for six weeks didn't increase total or LDL cholesterol, Also,blood flow in the brachial artery (in the arm) didn’t differ significantly between the two-egg eaters and oat eaters.

Will Chronic Diseases Sink the Ship?

Chronic diseases account for about 70% of US medical care expenses, which totaled $2.9 trillion in year 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty percent of Americans over age 65 have at least two chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease. Given the rising proportion of senior citizens in the US population, preventing chronic diseases is critical to maintaining a viable medical care system.