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To the Editor
The conclusion of the recent report that egg consumption reduced cardiovascular risk1 is most unlikely to be valid. It has been clear for many years that dietary cholesterol increases coronary risk, and a single 65 g egg contains 237 mg of cholesterol, more than the 200 mg daily limit that is still wisely recommended in a number of guidelines.2
Besides the very high cholesterol content of egg yolk, phosphatidylcholine (~250 mg in one) leads to the formation of trimethylamine by intestinal …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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