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If you’re an egg lover, you’re certainly not alone. According to statistics portal Statistica, Americans ate 284 eggs each in 2018 – and that figure is only likely to rise in the years to come. Yet it’s perhaps no surprise that the food remains popular given the many nutritional benefits of a single egg. But what exactly happens to your body when you consume more than one egg regularly? Well, in 2019 the results of a study into this very subject were released – and they could make for startling reading.

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Eggs are, of course, a versatile food that can be prepared in many different ways – and pretty easily, too. If you decide on having a couple of eggs for breakfast, for instance, you’ll have to ponder whether to fry, poach or boil them. And these are only the methods that cater to the runny-yolk crowd.

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