Cracking news on egg cholesterol content

A new US study has revealed that the cholesterol content of eggs – which was previously believed to be a health risk – is much lower now than ten years ago.
Eggs also contain more vitamin D, which helps protect the bones, preventing diseases such as osteoporosis and rickets.
Researchers say the reason eggs have become more nutritious over the past decade is because hens are no longer fed bone meal, which was banned in the 1990s following the BSE crisis. Instead the birds are normally given a mixture of wheat, corn and high-protein formulated feed, which makes their eggs more wholesome.
The US government study found that modern eggs contain 13 per cent less cholesterol and 64 per cent more vitamin D compared with a decade ago.

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