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The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

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AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

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AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

October 21, 2013 | 1 minute read

Are brown eggs more nutritious than regular white eggs?

Q:        Are brown eggs more nutritious than regular white eggs?

A:        Many people assume that eggs with brown shells are more nutritious, or that they come from organically raised hens, but that’s not true. The breed of hen that lays an egg determines the color of its shell, with the hen’s diet possibly adding slight variations. White hens lay white eggs and dark hens lay brown eggs.  Shell color does not indicate egg quality, flavor, nutritional value or cooking characteristics. Whether shells are brown or white, nutritional quality of an egg reflects the diet and health of the hen that laid it. For example, hens with diets higher in vitamin D, selenium, omega-3 fat (from plants such as hemp seed), or carotenoids (from dark green forage, such as kale) produce eggs higher in those nutrients.

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