Choline is a vitamin-like nutrient, and in health-food stores and on the Internet many claims are made for its potential benefits. But are you better off getting this essential nutrient from your diet?
A major study this year in JAMA has reignited concerns—long on the decline—that eggs, with their high dietary cholesterol content, are bad for the heart. But the research had major flaws, says John Swartzberg, MD.
Eggs have a bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content. But dietary cholesterol has relatively little effect on blood cholesterol in most people—and recent research even suggests that eggs may provide some heart benefits.