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Medicine: Fair and Balanced
What's in an egg, anyway?
Nature's clever little package contains
all sorts of important nutrients.
By John Russo Jr./Vicus.com
VICUS.COM (4 Aug. 2000) -- Eggs
are an inexpensive source of important nutrients in a low-calorie
package, an important consideration in a society where obesity is
"epidemic," says the Centers for Disease Control and
Two eggs contain about the same number of calories as a can of Coke
and about 70% of the cholesterol recommended by the U.S.
government's nutrition guidelines.
Russo Jr. is senior vice president of medical communications
at Vicus.com. He is a pharmacist and medical writer with more than 20
years of experience in medical education.
This article was updated 4 Aug. 2000.
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