A new study finds eating eggs could be just as bad for you as smoking.
Research suggests just three egg yolks a week can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking.
Patients who ate three or more egg yolks a week had significantly more plaque in their arteries than those who ate fewer than three.
The authors say while the general public believes smoking is much worse for your health, eating the cholesterol found in egg yolks also increases cardiovascular risks.
Complete findings from the study can be found in the journal Atherosclerosis.