Adults Who Eat Eggs for Breakfast Lose 65% More Weight

    New research confirms that eating eggs boosts a healthy weight-loss plan

    OTTAWA, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - A study published online in the International
Journal of Obesity shows that eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a
reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel more
energetic than those who eat a bagel breakfast of equal calories and identical
weights.(1) This study supports previous research, published in the Journal of
the American College of Nutrition, which showed that people who ate eggs for
breakfast felt more satisfied and ate fewer calories at the following meal.(2)
    "Preparing eggs for breakfast is quick and easy, and with rising concerns
about obesity in Canada, it's great to know something as easy as adding eggs
to your daily breakfast can help promote weight loss," says Andrea Smith,
Nutrition Officer with the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency.
    "Not only do eggs meet the criteria for the Heart & Stroke Foundation's
Health Check(TM) program, but two eggs are considered a serving of Meat and
Alternatives according to Canada's Food Guide," she says.
    Lead researcher Nikhil Dhurandhar, associate professor of infection and
obesity at Louisiana State University's, says people have a hard time adhering
to diets. "Our research shows that choosing eggs for breakfast can
dramatically improve the success of a weight-loss plan. Apparently, the
increased satiety and energy due to eggs helps people better comply with a
reduced-calorie diet."
    Compared to the subjects who ate a bagel breakfast, men and women who
consumed two eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet:

      -  lost 65% more weight
      -  exhibited a 61% greater reduction in Body Mass Index, an indicator
         of health status
      -  reported higher energy levels than their dieting counterparts who
         consumed a bagel breakfast(1)

    Researchers also found that blood cholesterol levels were not impacted in
the subjects who ate either the egg breakfast or the bagel breakfast during
the two-month study. These findings add to more than 30 years of research
concluding that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting
their risk of heart disease.
    For additional information about egg nutrition or recipes, please visit

    The American Egg Board and the Egg Nutrition Center fund egg nutrition
research and provide science based information to both health professionals
and consumers.

    The Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA) represents farmers producing
eggs on Canada's 1,045 regulated egg farms located in each province and the
Northwest Territories. CEMA is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious, and
high quality eggs at reasonable prices to all Canadians.

    (1) Vanderwal JS et al , et al. Egg breakfast enhances weight loss.
        Int J of Obesity, published online on August 5, 2008.

    (2) Vander Wal, JS, et al. Short term effect of eggs on satiety in
        overweight and obese subjects. J Am Coll Nutr. 2005; 24(6): 510-515.

For further information:

For further information: Andrea Smith, RD, Canadian Egg Marketing
Agency, (613) 238-2514 x 2247,; Alana Lipton, Edelman, (416)
979-1120 x 222,; Caylyn Rodrigues, Edelman, (416)
979-1120 x 395,

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