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Egg consumption and risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Regular intake of eggs may raise the odds of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

​This study examined the correlation between egg consumption and the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Researchers tracked the egg intake and assessed the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease risk of 951 subjects. They discovered that subjects who regularly consumed 2-3 eggs per week were 3.54 times more likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who consistently ate less than 2 eggs per week. The findings of this study suggest that higher consumption of eggs is associated with greater risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Mokhtari Z, Poustchi H, Eslamparast T, Hekmatdoost A.
  • Zeinab Mokhtari, Tannaz Eslamparast, Azita Hekmatdoost, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1981619573, Iran.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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