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>>DAVID: GOTTEN A BAD WRAP BECAUSE OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. BUT SCIENCE HAS CHANGED COURSE AND NOW EGGS ARE VIEWED IN A NUTRITIOUS LIGHT. CONSUMER REPORTER MARILYN MORITZ UNSCRAMBLES THE BOTTOM LINE ON EG EGGS.>>REPORTER: WHICH CAME FIRST MAY NEVER BE SETTLED. BUT SCIENTISTS ARE GAININ IN ING CLARITY WHEN IT COMES TO CHOLESTEROL AND EGGS. IT’S TRUE, EGGS ARE HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR BLOOD CAN CAUSE PLAQUE BUILDUP IN YOUR ARTERIES AND INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. BUT, IT TURNS OUT, IN HEALTHY PEOPLE, EATING EGGS DOES NOT SEEM TO RAISE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS AS MUCH AS ONCE THOUGHT. NOR DOES IT SEEM TO INCREASE THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.>>THE SCIENCE NOW IS SUGGESTING THAT OTHER THINGS SUCH AS YOUR WEIGHT, YOUR ETHNICITY, YOUR GEN GENES, YOUR AGE, YOUR SATURATED FAT INTAKE, THOSE THINGS MIGHT HAVE MORE OF AN EFFECT ON YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS.>>REPORTER: PLUS ONE LARGE 70-CALORIE EGG PACKS A LOT OF NUTRIENTS, THAT AID IN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, MAINTAIN HEALTHY SKIN, AND MAY PLAY A ROLE IN REDUCING EYE DISEASE AS YOU AGE. THAT’S A COMBINATION THAT’S GIVEN THE HUMBLED EGG A RENEWED PLACE IN THE FRINGE FRIDGE.>>THEY’RE MINIMALLY PROCESSED SO THERE’S GOOD REASONS TO PUT THEM IN A HEALTHY DIET. HOW MANY EGGS? ABOUT ONE EGG A DAY IS A GOOD GUIDELINE FOR MOST PEOPLE. BUT CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO SEE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU. MARILYN MORITZ, KSAT 12 NEWS.>>DAVID: STORING EGGS PROPERLY


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