Health study: Egg yolks may be worse than smoking

Health study: Egg yolks may be worse than smoking

Health study: Egg yolks may be worse than smoking

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by Tyler Druin

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 16 at 3:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A new study shows that eating egg yolks could be just as harmful to your body as smoking, depending on how many you eat.

Researchers say eating three egg yolks per week could accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking.

The author of the study says that smoking and egg yolk cholesterol both increase a person’s cardiovascular risks.

Patients who ate three or more yolks each week, had significantly more plaque in their arteries than those who ate fewer egg yolks.
 

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