Egg consumption during infancy is associated with lower fat mass in adolescent females, research shows
Research recently published in The Journal of Nutrition found that eating eggs during infancy is associated with lower total fat mass in early adolescence among females.
The study examined associations between infant age at time of egg introduction and body composition at mid-childhood and early adolescence.
Among females taking part in the survey, those introduced to eggs by 1 year of age had lower total fat mass in early adolescence compared to those not introduced to eggs. However, no associations were observed among males.
Eggs – including those with runny yolks – are safe for infants to eat, as long as they have the British Lion mark.
The full research paper - Egg introduction during infancy is associated with lower fat mass index in females at early adolescence - can be viewed here