12 Surprising Health Research Reversals

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2. Eggs
The Old Conventional Wisdom
Back in the 50’s and 60’s, eggs were a traditional American breakfast staple. They were delicious, filling, cheap and could be made dozens of different ways. In the 1970’s, researchers began to observe a correlation between high levels of cholesterol and heart disease, specifically clogged arteries. All of a sudden eggs, which are high in cholesterol (each egg contains about a day’s worth of the recommended daily amount) fell out of fashion. Egg whites and egg substitutes became popular and egg consumption dropped.

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