Research reviews

Eggs and satiety review

Introduction Eggs have long been acknowledged as a healthy food, but studies now point towards benefits for weight management, most recently from a trial presented at this year’s European Congress of Obesity. But, what makes eggs useful for controlling weight, and is the evidence...

The nutritional properties and health benefits of eggs

Purpose Advice about the role of eggs in the diet has changed several times over the decades. The aim of the current paper is to evaluate published evidence reporting associations between egg consumption, egg nutrients and health. Design/methodology/approach The scientific literature was...

Dietary cholesterol, heart disease risk and cognitive dissonance

In the 1960s, the thesis that dietary cholesterol contributes to blood cholesterol and heart disease risk was a rational conclusion based on the available science at that time. Fifty years later the research evidence no longer supports this hypothesis yet changing the dietary...