One egg a day for strokes

Researchers have discovered that one egg a day could potentially lower the risk of stroke
For a long time, eggs were demonized as a health hazard. Meanwhile, experts have moved away from it. A recent study even shows that one egg per day could reduce the risk of stroke. For this, researchers from Beijing University analyzed the health data of more than 400,000 people from China.

For over ten years, egg consumption and the state of health of the study participants were documented. Initially, these were neither affected by cancer or cardiovascular disease nor diabetes. However, some of these diseases developed during the observation period. The researchers compared that to the number of eaten eggs. The analysis showed that one egg a day reduces the risk of hemorrhagic stroke caused by the bursting of a vessel by 28 percent. In addition, people with daily egg consumption died less often from cardiovascular disease – the risk was 18 percent lower.

Good source of nutrients
However, the study does not suggest eggs as a precautionary measure against strokes to recommend. There are too many other factors that may have played a role in the outcome, such as lack of exercise or smoking. The Chinese researchers have said they are trying to exclude as many of these disruptive factors as possible in advance. They say that their results could affect dietary guidelines for eggs.

In Germany, the German Nutrition Society wrote in a press release prior to the publication of the study that there is currently no scientific evidence suggesting an upper limit of egg consumption. Rather, eggs are a good source of high-quality organic protein and other vital nutrients.

Lower the risk of stroke
Those who actively want to reduce their personal likelihood of having a stroke have various options. Above all, the lifestyle plays a role. The following factors demonstrably increase the risk of stroke and can at least partly be influenced:

  • Atherosclerosis (deposits in the blood vessels, promoted by smoking, elevated cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Overweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Taking birth control pills (especially in combination with smoking)
  • Some migraine forms
  • Age (over 60 years old)
  • Genetic predisposition
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