A study linking high consumption of eggs with an increased risk of mortality in men, particularly diabetics, has caused interest and some controversy.1 Based on data from the large, long-term US Physicians’ Health Study, the researchers found an association between the consumption of eggs and mortality, but not with the risk of cardiovascular disease. The association was stronger among diabetic subjects consuming more than seven eggs per week. An accompanying editorial comments that data on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, important dietary factors, and other significant covariates were lacking in the study, leading the author to speculate that the results should be interpreted with caution.2
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