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Can eating eggs help me lose weight and boost my metabolism?

Tim Ferriss
Fitness
In randomized and controlled trials, eating eggs results in more fat-loss and increased basal metabolism. In one such trial, overweight women who consumed a breakfast of two eggs a day for eight weeks (at least five days per week) instead of a bagel of equal weight and caloric value lost 65% more weight and -- more importantly -- had an 83% greater reduction in waist circumference. There were no significant differences between the plasma total-high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and triglyceride levels of either group.

Egg yolks also provide choline, which helps protect the liver and increases fat-loss as compared to a control. Choline metabolizes into betaine and offers methyl groups for methylation processes. Steven Zeisel from the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill explains: "Exposure to oxidative stress is a potent trigger for inflammation. Betaine is formed from choline within the mitochondria, and this oxidation contributes to mitochondrial redox status."
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