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  1. The Nurses’ Health Study, Health Professionals Follow-up Study, and Physicians’ Health Study reported that diabetics who eat more than one egg a day double their cardiovascular disease or death risk compared to diabetics who ate less than one egg per week.
  2. A Greek study of diabetics reported a five-fold increase in cardiovascular death risk in those eating one egg a day or more.
  3. A recent study evaluating atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries found that subjects eating more than three eggs a week (compared to less than two eggs a week) had significantly more carotid plaque area—even after statistical controls for multiple potentially confounding factors, including serum cholesterol. The data related that someone who had eaten five eggs a week for forty years would have two-thirds the amount of plaque as someone who smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for forty years, other factors being equal. This indicates that eggs may increase atherosclerotic plaque development in ways unrelated to elevating blood cholesterol.
  4. Eating five eggs a week or more is also associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, not to mention prostate cancer. The inevitable conclusion of all the data is that eggs are more harmful to cardiovascular health than earlier studies suggested. They are particularly unsafe for populations at risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.