In a study, consumers eating two eggs for breakfast
compared to a bagel breakfast of similar calories lost 65% more
A new study published by the International Journal of Obesity has shown
that consuming two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps
overweight adults feel more energetic and lose more weight than those who ate a
bagel breakfast of equal calories, according to the American Egg Board
"Apparently, increased energy and satiety from consuming eggs
helps people better comply with a reduced-calorie diet," explained Dr. Nikhil V.
Dhurandhar, lead researcher and associate professor in the laboratory of
infection and obesity at Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical
Compared to people in the study who ate a bagel
breakfast, men and women who ate the two eggs lost 65% more weight, exhibited
61% more reduction in body mass and reported higher levels of energy, according
to the study.No effect on cholesterol
blood lipids were not affected during the two-month study as high- and
low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and triglycerides did not vary from
the baseline levels of the participants in either of the breakfast programs,
according to the study.
AEB said this adds to more than 30 years of
research concluding that healthy adults can consume eggs without significantly
affecting their heart disease risk.High quality
AEB also said the study adds to a growing amount of research
that supports the importance of high-quality protein in the diet, citing last
May's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that contained nine research
articles focusing on the value of high-quality protein in the diet. An important
conclusion was that a diet inadequate in protein contributes to muscle loss,
obesity and increased risk of chronic disease.
The study supports earlier
research showing that women who ate eggs for breakfast felt more satisfied and
consumed fewer calories at their next meal.Click here to
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