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Healthy dietary pattern with daily egg consumption might be the true factor associated with decreased risks of cardiovascular diseases and mortality
  1. Cheng-Wei Liu1,2,3
  1. 1 Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital Songshan Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2 Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3 Cardiology Division of Cardiovascular Medical Center, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Cheng-Wei Liu, Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital Songshan Branch, Taipei 114, Taiwan; issac700319{at}

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We read with much interest with the prospective cohort study by Qin et al.1 The authors collected the frequency of egg consumption at baseline by the questionnaire with the mean follow-up of approximately 9 years and showed that moderate egg consumption (up to <1 egg/day) was significantly associated with decreased risks of the incident cardiovascular diseases and even mortality independent of other risk factors, including socioeconomic status and dietary pattern.1 The authors listed several beneficial …

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  • Contributors C-WL wrote the full letter.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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