“Whole Egg Intake and the Mediterranean Diet”
This project will evaluate the daily intake of whole eggs in the Mediterranean Diet (Med Diet). Cholesterol levels are normally related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Dietary fat and the total diet makeup are well known modifiers of CVD risk. The Med Diet has been shown to decrease blood lipids (fats) and reduce inflammation. Cholesterol intake from eggs may not be as bad as once thought and, in fact, may help to improve the blood lipid (fat) levels. This study is being done to test how the addition of eggs to a Med Diet affects blood lipids and other risk markers for CVD.
4-week intake of Control Diet 5 day rotating menu
4-week intake of Med Diet 5 day rotating menu
Med Diet + Whole Egg
4-week intake of Med Diet plus Whole Egg 5 day rotating menu
Whole Egg Intake and the Mediterranean Diet