This could throw a wrench in your breakfast plans. A new study suggests eating whole eggs could damage your heart arteries nearly as much as smoking. Researchers in Canada studied over one thousand patients who had suffered a mini stroke. Each filled out a survey detailing their egg consumption and smoking and exercise habits. The thickness of their heart arteries was also measured in each of the patients. They found those who ate the most eggs had heart arteries that had narrowed much like that of a smoker. The National Heart Blood and Lung Institute recommend no more than four whole eggs a week. That's because the daily allowance of cholesterol is 300 milligrams, and one egg has 200.
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