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Can you eat an egg a day and still have a healthy heart?

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Is it okay to eat eggs? Three large studies have some heartening news. Eating one egg a day does not increase risk for cardiovascular disease or death, a new study has found.  Is it okay to eat eggs? A new analysis based on three large studies involving nearly 178,000 people found that eating one egg a day did not increase risk for cardiovascular disease or death, even among those with a history of heart disease or diabetes. The researchers from McMaster University in Canada also reported no significant association between egg consumption and cholesterol levels. For decades, fear of cholesterol problems led many people to cut back on eggs since they are a source of dietary cholesterol. Nutrition experts say the average large egg yolk contains nearly 200 milligrams of cholesterol - about two-thirds of what was considered the daily maximum for dietary cholesterol consumption until 2015, when federal nutritional guidelines stopped recommending a dietary cholesterol limit.

Changes to Nutrition Facts label sweeps grocery stores

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Changes are coming to the FDA's Nutrition Facts Labels. We first reported the updates in December and now, they're here to stay. Registered dietitian at Mid Dakota Clinic Jenny Schmidt says the changes on the label make it easier for consumers to find information quickly in terms they can understand. She says some of the most beneficial changes are the bolded font, separation of natural and added sugars, inclusion of vitamin D and potassium and the addition of micrograms and milligrams rather than a percent based on a 2,000 calorie diet. "It truly is taking into account what we are finding people need more of, and I think it's also looking into the future a little bit too as this is what we're kind of predicting," said Schmidt. Schmidt says there are some drawbacks to the new labels consumers should look out for. She says the FDA changed serving size to reflect a more realistic portion size based on what a consumer might actually eat versus rec

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