Leading Research: in Human Health
Research in human health refers to research undertaken to characterise the benefits of eggs on human health and wellbeing. How eggs effect human health is a key consideration for both consumers and egg farmers and is critical for continued support of eggs in consumers' diets and to be recognised as a highly nutritious & beneficial food.
Work to date has demonstrated the many nutritional benefits of eggs to support living a long and healthy life, especially the importance of eggs at all life stages for people.
It is intended that outcomes of research will demonstrate the major benefits to human health by including eggs regularly in a diet, and the health and nutritional benefits of eggs to humans will continue to be shared with healthcare professionals and consumers.
Choline is an essential nutrient which research shows is particularly important in pregnancy. In this research, 100 pregnant women will have their Choline levels measured, and then throughout their pregnancy keep track of their daily intake of foods known to be rich in Choline.
Recent research has shown that a serve of eggs contains up to 82% of adult daily vitamin D requirements. This research will investigate the role eggs play in preventing vitamin D deficiency.
Eggs eaten for breakfast resulted in a lower energy intake at lunch. Subjective measures of satiety indicated that hunger was less during the morning after the egg breakfast and returned more quickly after the cereal breakfast.
The objective of this systematic review was to assess whether dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin (L/Z) helps maintain vision in adults.
This project was conducted to develop an Australian choline database for analysing population intakes and key food sources using the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey. Prior to this project no Australian choline data had been collated.
Decreased prevalence of allergic sensitivity in infants through factual communication of scientific research findings.
Optimal timing to introduce eggs into infant diets known thereby allaying fears of including eggs in infant diets
The Relationship Between Calcium Nutrition, Appetite, Growth, Production and Skeletal Development in Early Egg
This research report examines the relationship between body weight, feed intake, calcium nutrition, egg production and skeletal calcium content in three experiments using imported brown egg layers.
This project provided a unique, systematic study of the nutritional value of including egg yolk in the weaning diet of breast and formula fed infants in order to address current nutritional issues pertinent to all infants.