Changing Chicken Feed Composition Can Improve Health Benefits of Eggs

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Whether eggs are a healthy breakfast choice has been a subject of controversy in recent years. Now, scientists have discovered that the answer to that question may depend on what kind of food the hens are fed.

Omega-6 fatty acids, when present in hen’s feed, cause the animals to lay eggs that are high in cholesterol. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that these compounds can be a healthy part of a person’s diet, as they are necessary for proper development and brain function, but people’s bodies do not naturally make them.

However, when high levels of the acids are present as part of a hen’s diet,  Continue reading