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.
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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 sufficiently strong for dietitians to make recommendations to patients?