A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
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Herb Cochran, senior director of Trade Facilitation and Special Projects of AmCham Việt Nam in HCM City, speaks with media on the sidelines of a seminar on food safety regulations held yesterday in HCM City. - VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp “The time to comply with new regulations is now. Food-safety regulation non-compliance is the largest barrier to entry for Vietnamese firms,” said Herb Cochran, senior director of Trade Facilitation and Special Projects at AmCham Việt Nam in HCM City. To integrate into the global market, Vietnamese businesses must learn more about regulations and improve quality to meet these new standards, he said. Vũ Kim Hạnh, chairwoman of the High Quality Vietnamese Goods Business Association, said that even though Việt Nam had integrated deeply into the global economy, local enterprises still lacked knowledge about the US’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and European Food Safety Authority … [Read more...] about Exporters urged to meet strict food safety standards