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Nutritional benefits of eating eggs with raw vegetables

Dietary guidelines advise us to eat large portions of fruits and vegetables, but on average, we are not eating enough. Eating fats can increase the body’s absorption of carotenoids. As such, this study sought to assess how carotenoid absorption is affected when cooked whole eggs are consumed with a carotenoid-rich, raw vegetable salad.

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Are we adequately screening for vitamin B12 deficiency in high-risk patients?

Eggs are an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is essential for maintaining neurological function and normal red blood cell formation. Consuming sources of B12, such as eggs, can prevent B12 deficiency.

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Benchmarking the prevalence of keel fractures in conventional and floor-housed laying hens

Understanding the benefits and trade-offs of housing systems is an important component of improving animal welfare, and providing information as farmers re-tool their operations and install new housing systems. This study aimed to benchmark and compare some animal-based welfare indicators in flocks housed in conventional systems and non-cage single-tier floor systems, focusing primarily on keel bone fractures.

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How Canadian egg production has improved over 50 years

A landmark study conducted for Egg Farmers of Canada compared the environmental footprint of eggs produced in conventional housing systems in 1962 versus 2012, with significant results.

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