Skip to comments.Eggs and Heart Health
Posted on 05/02/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
I dont think theres any more controversial food than eggs. By and large, the reason we have been told to avoid eating eggs is because they contain cholesterol, and indeed thats true. A typical egg may contain as much as 200 mg of cholesterol. But does that mean we shouldnt eat eggs?
To answer this question, researchers in Finland conducted an extensive study in which they evaluated two parameters. First they looked at whether or not individuals developed coronary artery disease. In addition, they looked at a parameter called carotid intimal thickening. Basically this is a study, using ultrasound, that looks at the thickness of the lining of the carotid artery. The reason this is used is because it is a strong indicator of coronary artery disease if in fact there is thickening.
The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed 1,302 men, ages 42 to 60, for approximately 21 years. The results demonstrated that there was no correlation whatsoever between the consumption of eggs and risk for coronary artery disease. Further, there was no association between egg consumption and thickening of the carotid artery.
In their discussion, the researchers described how eggs are a rich source of such compounds as lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as various bioactive phospholipids. These act to reduce inflammation as well as free radical mediated damage to fats. Coronary artery disease is, in fact, a situation in which there is excess inflammation that leads to increased free radical damage of the fat cells lining the arteries.
In addition, egg consumption is associated with increase in size of both LDL and HDL particles, and this has been associated with decreased risk for coronary artery disease as well.
Finally, egg consumption has also been associated with better glucose metabolism which will obviously have a favorable effect not only on the coronary arteries, but also on the brain.
So I hope youll take a look at this report, published in a very well-respected nutritional journal. I believe you will find this information interesting and compelling, especially around breakfast time.
There was no correlation between consumption of eggs and coronary artery disease. Also no thickening of the carotid artery.
[video of Dr. Perlmutter at link, explaining study]
Link to study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: http://www.drperlmutter.com/study/associations-egg-cholesterol-intakes-carotid-intima-media-thickness-risk-incident-coronary-artery-disease-according-apolipoprotein-e-phenotype-men-kuopio-ischaemic-heart/
I eat turkey eggs .....does that count..?
The experts were wrong!
“Eggs are bad, red meat is bad, butter is bad (eat margarine).”
That’s what the nutrition experts have been saying for decades.
Just one thing. They’ve been dead wrong.
What do Trukey eggs taste liie? We now have backyard chickens and the eggs are fantastic. Henrietta and Laverne reliably come up with an egg almost every day.
They never seem to want to study the beneficial effects of a low carb diet that includes lots of saturated fat.
I’ve lost 24 lbs eating about 70% of my calories as fat. Only about five percent carbs
Love me a 3-egg omelet with ham and cheese and hash browns, as well as most all things egg.
What do you eat the contributes that much fat to your diet? Is it all bacon all the time?
Henrietta and Laverne — those are perfect hen names.
Add “Whole milk is bad” to your list also. So said the “experts”.
Do Henrietta and Laverne ever feel like they’re roosters? :-)
I’m glad I’ve never paid any attention to what media-anointed experts have ever told me to do or not do.
Just because they call themselves exists does not make them experts.
The real experts were saying things like:
What right has the federal government to propose that the American people conduct a vast nutritional experiment, with themselves as subjects, on the strength of so very little evidence that it will do them any good?
Eggs are also a highly concentrated natural source of choline, which the body metabolizes into a neurotransmitter. Without choline, the brain doesn’t function properly.
I’ve lost about ten pounds just by keeping my carbs under 100 grams per day. I’m usually between 60 and 70 percent calories from fat. I also eat lots of protein. Lots of eggs, cheese and nuts. Fatty cuts of meat including chicken always with the skin on. Butter on everything. Whole avacados. Heavy cream in my coffee and lots of it. Bacon, sausage, etc.
The experts were hired by the big cereal/breakfast food companies.
Guess what..they ‘found out’ eggs were bad for you.
More junk science.
Everyone should read what KD has to say on this, pretty informative and good!
And this is from earlier
The medical industry doesn’t want you to read this.
Nor does the food industry.
But you should read it, and let it sink in.
I strongly encourage reading it and all links he provides.
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