Are raw eggs in eggnog safe to consume?

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Question from Lisle: What do you think about eggnog — are raw eggs really that good for you?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I would turn that around — are they really that bad for you? I would not recommend eggnog or raw eggs at all if you're on chemo or radiation or whenever the immune system would be potentially repressed, from a food safety standpoint.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2009.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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