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Whole Egg Intake and the Mediterranean Diet

Why are we doing this study?

This study will evaluate the daily intake of whole eggs in the Mediterranean Diet (Med Diet). Cholesterol levels are typically related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Dietary fat and the total diet composition are well recognized modulators of CVD risk. The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to decrease blood lipids (fats) and reduce inflammation. Cholesterol intake from eggs may not be as bad as once thought and, in fact, may help to improve the blood lipid (fat) levels. This study is being done to test how the addition of eggs to a Med Diet affects blood lipids and other risk markers for CVD

This study is being supported by a grant from the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Who is eligible for this study?

What is required of me for this study?

Will I get compensated for my time?

You may be compensated as much as $858, or a 20 month individual membership, or a 15 month family membership to Choice Health and Fitness.

Important Information for Non-US Citizens

Please be aware, compensation is offered for study participation. If you are not a United States citizen, you should check your documentation to make sure you can receive money from a non-University source without jeopardizing your status in the United States.

Who can I call about this study?

Applications are online at:

If you have more questions call (701) 795-8396

or e-mail