Egg cholesterol myth cracked

EATING lots of eggs does not appear to worsen cholesterol levels, even in people at a high risk of heart disease.

University of Sydney researchers randomised 140 type 2 diabetes patients into two groups and made them swap saturated fats for unsaturated fats. One group ate 12 eggs per week, the other two or less.

After six weeks, the high-egg group displayed no relative difference in cardiovascular risk factors - including lipoprotein cholesterol - and both groups maintained their weight.

The findings challenge recommendations that type 2 patients limit their egg intake,