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Exponent Scientists Publish Research on Egg Contribution to Heart Disease


December 17, 2008

Dr. Leila Barraj and Dr. Nga Tran, Senior Managing Scientists in Exponent's Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety and Dr. Pamela Mink, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health and a Senior Managing Scientist (hourly) at Exponent,  were co-authors of a publication entitled "A comparison of egg consumption with other modifiable coronary heart disease lifestyle risk factors: A relative risk apportionment study". The article was published November 4, 2008 on-line in Risk Analysis.

Exponent's research was used as part of a study announced on December 16th by the Egg Nutrition Center and the American Egg Board. The study entitled "New Study “Pardons” the Misunderstood Egg " evaluated the risk of heart disease associated with egg consumption compared to modifiable lifestyle risk factors (smoking, poor diet, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity). The study authors used data from the 1999-2000 and 2001-2001 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) to categorize the U.S. adult population into various groups based on modifiable lifestyle risks. More information regarding the study can be found here.