In June 2018 researchers from Iran and Canada published the results of their study to assess the association between egg consumption and psychological disorders. A total of 3,172 individuals, average age 37 years, were included in the study. Information on egg consumption was collected via a food frequency questionnaire. 28% of individuals were assessed to have depression, 14% anxiety and 23% psychological distress. Results showed that there was no significant association between egg consumption and depression, anxiety or psychological distress. However, it should be noted that a significant association between egg consumption and depression was observed in males but this became non-significant when BMI was taken into consideration.
Shafiei F et al. Egg consumption and prevalence of psychological disorders in adults. Eur J Nutr. 2018 Jun 13 [Epub ahead of print]