The bottom line

In summary, while this study is one more piece of the puzzle, it may be premature to conclude that eggs can prevent CVD.

However, you can continue to eat them in limited quantities as per the American Heart Association’s guidelines.

“It seems safe to recommend low to moderate consumption of eggs if you are at high risk of heart disease, based on the current evidence,” Palmer concluded. “We still have more to learn, as studies have been conflicting.”


Can eggs prevent cardiovascular disease?

A 2018 study published in the journal Heart, which included approximately half a million adults in China, found that those who ate eggs daily (about one egg per day) had a substantially lower risk of heart disease and stroke than those who ate eggs less frequently

How many eggs can a heart patient eat per week?

For most healthy adults, it's safe to eat 1–2 eggs a day depending on how much other cholesterol is in your diet. If you already have high cholesterol or other risk factors for heart disease, it may be best to eat no more than 4–5 eggs per week.

Are eggs good for cardiac diet?

Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week without increasing their risk of heart disease. Some studies have shown that this level of egg consumption might even help prevent certain types of stroke and a serious eye condition called macular degeneration that can lead to blindness.

Is boiled egg good for the heart?

Researchers studied nearly half a million Chinese adults over nine years and found up to one egg per day led to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.