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Complementary and Alternative 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 (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 Prevention.

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.


John Russo Jr. is senior vice president of medical communications at 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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