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Eggs have less cholesterol, more vitamin D

Eggs are seen on a tray in this undated file photo.

February 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The federal government found that eggs have 14 percent less cholesterol and 64 percent more vitamin D than nine years ago.

The government last checked the nutrition content of eggs back in 2002.

Researchers sampled regular eggs from 12 locations across the country.

Eggs may have less cholesterol because of improvements farmers have made to the food they feed to their hens.

The additional vitamin D is because farmers are giving more of that feed to their chickens.