Study: Eggs have less cholesterol, more vitamin D

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February 8, 2011 4:14:50 PM PST
A new analysis by the Department of Agriculture says eggs have 14 percent less cholesterol and 64 percent more vitamin D than previously thought.

For the study, regular large-shell eggs were picked from a dozen locations across the country and sent to an independent lab. Over the years, people shied away from eating eggs because of concerns over cholesterol.

Researchers say the key is moderation and eating one egg a day falls within current cholesterol guidelines.