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Yolk may egg-aggerate heart attack risk

  • Eggs raise TMAO in blood, which ups health risks
  • Study found in New England Journal of Medicine
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There's a new reason to choose an egg white omelet for breakfast.

Researchers say when egg yolks mix with bacteria in your stomach, it helps release a chemical called TMAO, which is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

DR. DREW: Eating egg yolks nearly as bad as smoking

Researchers say the chemical is also found in red meat. They say avoiding high-fat foods can lower the health risks.

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