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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An egg a day could do wonders for a person’s heart health, according to a new study of nearly half a million people.

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In the study published in the journal Heart, people who ate one egg a day were 18 percent less likely to die from heart disease compared to those who did not eat eggs.

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The study also found that an egg per day provided a 26 percent lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke and a 28 percent lower risk of dying from that type of stroke.