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    jbenton1 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Study: Egg yolk nearly as bad as smoking

    HLN's Evening Express examines a new study tying egg yolks to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.


    http://www.cnn.com/video/?utm_source...as-smoking.hln
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    IMHO, without having read the study, I'd say it's rubbish. Sounds like a fine case of post hoc ergo propter hoc - again, without having read the study. Careful or I'll tell you what I really think.
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    BillLumbergRKC is offline Senior Member
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    i'm with steve on this one. sounds about as solid as birth control by the toaster method. if it was can of regular soda vs. cigarette however...

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    CNN HLN - this says it all. Eggs with the yolk is a food. It is not a processed food. It is good for you so enjoy it. I view with jaundiced eye any report that says X is bad for you. To many political fingers in the mix. I am still waiting for the report that says tofu is bad for you and you can die from second hand tofu. It won't happen because lefties are determined to be the piss blanket kill joys that they are. Ciggerettes bad. Marijuanna good. Yeah right. Just dish me up a plate of steak and eggs with hash browns and spam on the side..hehe!!..Dennis

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    Basically they looked at the diet of a lot of people with illness and found that a lot of them ate egg yolks.

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    The smelly liberals are taking our eggs and our guns huh Dennis? lol

    I am not a liberal but I'd like you to do something for me. Go get a history book and find a time where big business thrived, taxes were low, and the government was limited. This is not some mythical scenario we have never seen before in this country. You can literally look it up to see what it looks like and who benefits.

    Like your diet and training all things in life require balance to perform optimally.

    I ate three eggs yesterday and will eat three more today. FYI The guy in the video had it right. No one looked at exercise or the rest of their diets.

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    I must say that even the "conservative" FOX News throws out these sort of "news you can use" gibberish. I recall recently that there was a report that egg yolk was NOT bad but good for you. What happened? It smells like FOLLOW THE MONEY. Or maybe "Big Breakfast" did not fork out enough dough to suit the pols. Same with coffee OR BEER. These folks must be laughing up their sleeves at the way they can jerk everybody around. If Soledad O'Brien or The Oprah had informed the public that dog turds were healty to eat and could prolong life, I believe that a certain segment of the polulation would eat dog turds with relish. Hell someone would even publish coobooks on Dog Turd Cuisine. hehehe! Please excuse my rant. But this is really funny and I just could not let it go! hehe!!.BTW I don't eat eggs much anymore. Most mornings coffee and a piece of toast is all I need. However in my youth I did eat HUGE breakfasts (with everything) at Denny's all the time. I gag when I think about it now...Dennis

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    BillLumbergRKC is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by forth View Post
    Basically they looked at the diet of a lot of people with illness and found that a lot of them ate egg yolks.
    This is terrible science. during a time when i was eating 30 whole eggs/DAY i got a blood lipid profile done just for this reason (and it happened to be very convenient). the results were exemplary. can i conclude that my super high egg yoke consumption is responsible? no. too many other variables.

    If you want to draw any conclusion from this study this is about the best you can do: people that eat don't eat egg yokes GENERALLY take care of themselves better than those who do.
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    I just got done arguing with my father about this.....

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    From the study abstract:

    Abstract

    Background

    Increasingly the potential harm from high cholesterol intake, and specifically from egg yolks, is considered insignificant. We therefore assessed total plaque area (TPA) in patients attending Canadian vascular prevention clinics to determine if the atherosclerosis burden, as a marker of arterial damage, was related to egg intake. To provide perspective on the magnitude of the effect, we also analysed the effect of smoking (pack-years).
    Methods

    Consecutive patients attending vascular prevention clinics at University Hospital had baseline measurement of TPA by duplex ultrasound, and filled out questionnaires regarding their lifestyle and medications, including pack-years of smoking, and the number of egg yolks consumed per week times the number of years consumed (egg-yolk years).
    Results

    Data were available in 1262 patients; mean (SD) age was 61.5 (14.8) years; 47% were women. Carotid plaque area increased linearly with age after age 40, but increased exponentially with pack-years of smoking and with egg-yolk years. Plaque area in patients consuming <2 eggs per week (n = 388) was 125 ± 129 mm2, versus 132 ± 142 mm2 in those consuming 3 or more eggs per week (n = 603); (p < 0.0001 after adjustment for age). In multiple regression, egg-yolk years remained significant after adjusting for coronary risk factors.
    Interpretation

    Our findings suggest that regular consumption of egg yolk should be avoided by persons at risk of cardiovascular disease. This hypothesis should be tested in a prospective study with more detailed information about diet, and other possible confounders such as exercise and waist circumference. (Emphasis mine)

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