Avert your eyes, egg-lovers. New research from Canada’s Western University says eating egg yolks regularly is nearly as effective as smoking cigarettes when it comes to speeding up atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease. The study looked at 1,231 men and woman with the average age of 61.5 years and found eating three or more egg yolks per week over the years was two-thirds as bad as smoking for increasing carotid plaque on your inner arterial wall, a risk factor for stroke and heart attack.
Study authors stressed that “regular consumption of egg yolk should be avoided by persons at risk of cardiovascular disease.” Boo! [Source]