Eggs used to get a bad rap because of their high cholesterol content.

Yet a new study shows they may actually be good for heart health.

The study, which was recently published in the journal Nutrients, found that eating one to three eggs per week could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 60%.

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Those who consumed four to seven eggs cut their risk of heart disease by 75%.

The data was collected from 3,042 healthy participants in Athens, Greece.

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The study, titled “Egg Consumption, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: The Interaction with Saturated Fatty Acids,” was led by a group of nutrition researchers and data scientists in Greece.

Michelle Routhenstein, a New York City-based cardiology dietitian who was not involved in the study, said there is a place for eggs in a heart-healthy diet — as long as the total saturated fat intake is considered.

“Eggs are a rich source of vitamin B2, vitamin B12 and selenium, which are cardioprotective,” she told Fox News Digital via email. 

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