Scientists say eating eggs only slightly raises blood cholesterol levels. Having eggs for breakfast does not increase the risk of dementia, a new study has found. In fact, eating them may actually help to boost brain functions, scientists now claim.
Full of dietary cholesterol, previous research has linked them to heart attacks, high blood pressure and weight gain.
It is widely known that conditions which damage the heart, arteries or blood circulation all increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
But research has discovered that eating eggs only slightly affects blood cholesterol levels.
One large egg boasts six grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found within the egg yolk, as well as vitamins E, D, and A.
Vitamin E has previously been found to reduce the risk of future heart attacks in people with heart disease while lutein may help protect against clogging of the arteries.
This comes after research in November found consuming just one egg a day reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent.
US scientists also found that consuming eggs had no association with coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.