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    Eggs Will Kill You

    March 15, 2019

    Northwestern University

    Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat.

    A large, new Northwestern Medicine study reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.

    "The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks," said co-corresponding study author Norrina Allen, associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease."

    Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk.

    Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow in preventive medicine at Northwestern.

    The study will be published March 15 in JAMA.

    The great debate

    Whether eating dietary cholesterol or eggs is linked to cardiovascular disease and death has been debated for decades. Eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol. The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet.

    An adult in the U.S. gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week.

    The study findings mean the current U.S. dietary guideline recommendations for dietary cholesterol and eggs may need to be re-evaluated, the authors said.

    The evidence for eggs has been mixed. Previous studies found eating eggs did not raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. But those studies generally had a less diverse sample, shorter follow-up time and limited ability to adjust for other parts of the diet, Allen said.

    "Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease," Allen said. "We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart disease."

    Exercise, overall diet quality and the amount and type of fat in the diet didn't change the association between the dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and death risk.

    The new study looked at pooled data on 29,615 U.S. racially and ethnically diverse adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up.

    It found:

    Eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 percent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 percent higher risk of all-cause deaths. The cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat.
    Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and 8 percent higher risk of any cause of death.
    Should I stop eating eggs?

    Based on the study, people should keep dietary cholesterol intake low by reducing cholesterol-rich foods such as eggs and red meat in their diet.

    But don't completely banish eggs and other cholesterol-rich foods from meals, Zhong said, because eggs and red meat are good sources of important nutrients such as essential amino acids, iron and choline. Instead, choose egg whites instead of whole eggs or eat whole eggs in moderation.

    "We want to remind people there is cholesterol in eggs, specifically yolks, and this has a harmful effect," said Allen, who cooked scrambled eggs for her children that morning. "Eat them in moderation."

    How the study was conducted

    Diet data were collected using food frequency questionnaires or by taking a diet history. Each participant was asked a long list of what they'd eaten for the previous year or month. The data were collected during a single visit. The study had up to 31 years of follow up (median: 17.5 years), during which 5,400 cardiovascular events and 6,132 all-cause deaths were diagnosed.

  • #2
    This has to be one of the biggest debates of all time.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Ashop View Post
      This has to be one of the biggest debates of all time.
      Every few years a "major study" comes around and says something different from the study before.

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      • #4
        New study says studies are useless


        • #5
          Good Grief, Here We Go Again

          Despite several solid studies that exonerated eggs from playing any part in heart disease (1,2), a new study is telling us that we'd best curb our intake (3).

          Never mind that the revamped U.S. dietary guidelines issued in 2015 said there was "no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol," this latest report is telling us to beware of egg consumption.

          This is how society becomes inured to cautionary health recommendations. Momma says we can't but dad says we can and then they both change their minds repeatedly and junior grows up neurotic and ends up on a clock tower with a rifle, only in this case, he's armed with a crate of eggs and he's raining them down onto hapless scientists.

          Top of the world, Ma!

          People have grown to think all nutrition information is horse puckey and they might as well do what they want because if it doesn't cause heart disease, it'll sure enough cause cancer, Alzheimer's, liver damage, urinary tract infections, you name it.

          So let me try to do a little clean up on aisle 4, where someone seems to have dropped a carton of eggs.

          What This New Bummer-of-a-Study Said
          Admittedly, at first glance, the study appears to have some ball-swinging gravitas. Scientists combined the results of 6 different research papers and amassed statistics for almost 30,000 people over a period of 17 years.

          They found that for each additional 300 mg. of cholesterol in the diet, people had a significant increase in both cardiovascular disease and risk of death from any cause. They even went so far as to say that each additional half-egg consumed was "significantly associated with a higher risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease)."

          And the paper even appeared in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and not some cheesy magazine that publishes studies by loser scientists on how alcohol consumption increases the chances of unprotected sex or how herring fish communicate by farting.

          Game, set, and match, right? Go back to eating your sad little egg whites while the sewers abound with orange streaks of lutein and zeaxanthin from all the discarded yolks.

          Well, maybe we don't have to.

          Some Perspective

          There's a big problem with this study. While there appears to be a correlation between egg consumption and heart disease, it doesn't mean that there's causation between eggs and heart disease.

          Look, the study relied on "food recall." Participants were asked to remember what they ate for breakfast over a period of weeks. Fitness people can remember what they ate for breakfast because it's usually the same damn thing, over and over again. Plus, it's important to them. But regular people? They usually don't remember if they had pastry, Cap'n Crunch, or yes, eggs.

          Besides, the researchers didn't appear to consider cholesterol from non-egg sources. Case in point, if you find an egg on a plate, you usually don't have to look far to find some bacon, buttered toast, or creamed coffee.

          Perhaps most egregiously, the researchers, while addressing them, still gave short shrift to other factors that heavily influence cardiac health, like smoking, body weight, BMI, and saturated fat intake.

          Lastly, you have to consider that just as many people with low cholesterol die of heart disease as people with high cholesterol. Never mind that the vast majority of people aren't even influenced by dietary cholesterol. They can eat lard and their cholesterol levels remain steady.

          So I'm stickin' to my over-easy guns and I'm going to continue to eat eggs. They've got too much protein and too many healthful phospholipids and carotenoids to pass up because of a non-definitive study.


          • #6
            Well shucks

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            • #7
              Just wait and in a couple of months a new study will come out that says something different. Alway check who is funding the study. Hidden agendas everywhere.
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              • #8
                Hell now a days everything will kill you it seems like. I only eat the whites so I just be safe until I get ran over by a bus crossing the street on my way to get my cholesterol checked.
                Be kind to everyone you meet