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Human Health

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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.

Key Resources

Current Research

  • Eggs to improve Choline intake in pregnancy

    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.

  • Effects of egg consumption on vitamin D status

    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.

Completed Research

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