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Eggs Lower in Cholesterol than Thought: Study
CBSNews ^ | February 8, 2011

Posted on 02/08/2011 1:39:12 PM PST by Kaslin

Gov't Research Also Shows Them Much Higher in Vitamin D; Dietitian: Credit Healthier Animal Feed, in Part

(CBS) If you like eggs, this is good news: A new government study finds they're actually 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D than previously thought.

Registered Dietitian Cynthia Sass stopped by the "The Early Show" Tuesday to explain what this may mean for your health.

What caused this change in cholesterol and vitamin D levels?

Sass, the author of "Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches," told "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge the saying "You are what you eat" applies to chickens too: Healthier feed results in healthier eggs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cholesterol; eggs; foodnazis; foodpolice; statins; vitamind

1 posted on 02/08/2011 1:39:13 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Good. The incredible edible egg.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 1:42:53 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course! The egg is probably the best thing you can eat in one package. I eat one a day and I’m fine. Of course I have chickens so they’re fresh and incredibly better than store bought.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 1:42:55 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Kaslin

Another example of government “science” that turns out to be a lie. In two or three decades, we will recognize that our brains need cholesterol and cutting it too low with medications such as Crestor and Lipitor can impair cognition over time. But hey, statins made billions for big pharma; so don’t look for the prescription/dementia link to be announced anytime soon.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 1:44:55 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Kaslin

Egg yolks are one of the anti-aging foods.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 1:47:44 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Next year they’ll spend your tax money on another study that says different. I stopped listening to them in the 60’s when they said that bar-b-q steak was bad for you. Nothin is takin my bar-b-q’d steak away from me.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 1:51:41 PM PST by RC2
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To: Kaslin

Oh no. Thought has cholesterol.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 1:51:59 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Kaslin


8 posted on 02/08/2011 1:52:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: kittymyrib

From what I’ve already been reading this “science” is already being proven false as far as cholesterol goes. And add severe muscle pain and spasms to the list of statin side effects. They almost killed me and I’m not exaggerating.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 1:53:08 PM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: Peter from Rutland

*** I eat one a day and I’m fine. Of course I have chickens so they’re fresh and incredibly better than store bought.***

Same here! Now, if the weather would warm up so they would start laying again I would feel better!


10 posted on 02/08/2011 1:53:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Kaslin
"When an egg was added to a low-calorie breakfast, overweight dieters lost 65 percent more weight than when they had the same number of calories from carbohydrates."

Atkins was right.

11 posted on 02/08/2011 1:54:04 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("And if you disagree with me, you are worse than Hitler." Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Boardwalk
“Egg yolks are one of the anti-aging foods.”

Not for the chick. ;)

I like three or four at a time...

12 posted on 02/08/2011 1:54:18 PM PST by captain anode (78% of us FREEPERS could practice better manners.)
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To: JoeProBono

Eggs are bad for you. Yeah, right! From the same crowd that is now pushing global warming. I stopped listening to these idiots years ago.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 1:54:53 PM PST by mrvirgo
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To: Peter from Rutland

Fresh eggs from your own chickens!! Yummmm!


14 posted on 02/08/2011 1:54:53 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Kaslin

Good news, KAS.

Now, if only someone would tell me what a LARGE egg really is. What’s marked large in my supermarket is what used to be called, “small.”


15 posted on 02/08/2011 1:58:13 PM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

If you put a light on a timer in their coop and give them 14 hours of light a day they will continue to lay. I have 13 hens and get 9 or 10 eggs a day all winter.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 2:01:55 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Peter from Rutland

I live on the edge.... I eat two a day. LOL

I have 18 hens.... Free range and chemical free. They are spoiled brats.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 2:02:35 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: JoeProBono

Just the way I love em with some burnt toast and lots of real butter and jelly.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 2:02:59 PM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Kaslin

bfl


19 posted on 02/08/2011 2:05:38 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: La Lydia

It’s good cholesterol.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 2:06:07 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Kaslin

When it warms up I’m going to build some easy-to-clean pens, and raise enough layers to provide our egg requirements. It’s way up on my to do list.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 2:07:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: kittymyrib

Cholesterol is a necessary part of cell reproduction. A good way to use your cholesterol is to consistently follow an exercise regimen built around weight lifting. I’m 51 and while I’m never going to be Charles Atlas (and never was) I keep my weight within 5 pounds of what I weighed when I was 21. Diet, rest and exercise. And I love to eat a giant omlette on Saturdays.

Because cholesterol is necessary in muscle maintenance, I think Lipitor and Crestor are actually unhealthy for muscle tone. I’ve had friends who discontinued those drugs because they could tell their muscle tone was shot.

This study makes me question the accuracy of all the other “official” stats on food.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 2:07:07 PM PST by henkster (Before we make any more "investments" we ought to be shown the prospectus.)
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To: Kaslin

Screw Government research. These same ninnies gave us the food pyramid in the 60’s with “11 grains” a day! The egg is THE most perfect food! Not the banana. It’s not the cholesterol count you worry about, it’s the carbohydrates. Eggs have NO carbs. Eat 50 for breakfast. Just don’t have toast, jam or pancakes etc with them.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 2:07:23 PM PST by albie
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To: albie

Screw the “food pyramid.” I use the “food dodecahedron.” Much more variety, you know.


24 posted on 02/08/2011 2:11:58 PM PST by henkster (Before we make any more "investments" we ought to be shown the prospectus.)
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To: CholeraJoe

“Atkins was right.”

I believe so. With the exception of Scotch, I pretty much live off of meat (beef, chicken, turkey), eggs, whole milk, and vegitables.

I’m 240lbs at about 7% body fat (as in I’m 40+ and you can see all 8 abs).

Where Atkins went crazy was steady state cardio.

It’s OK, but I lift heavy weights, hard and fast, and do sprints, run stairs, push or drag a prowler, things like that.

Basically, the same stuff I did when a football player.

Look better with my shirt off than 99% of 20 somethings.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 2:12:25 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: kittymyrib

I decided a long time ago to go back to butter, bacon grease and lard. I never stopped eating my eggs.

We have a guy who works for us, he is 76 and can work a 12 hour day. He’s an old Mexican and I have taken him shopping for his weekly groceries ofte, he buys 2 dozen eggs a week and that is just for a 5 day week because he goes home on the weekends.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 2:12:33 PM PST by tiki
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To: henkster

“, I think Lipitor and Crestor are actually unhealthy for muscle tone”

Cholesterol is needed for your body to produce testosterone, so, you’re correct.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 2:14:04 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: b4its2late

“The incredible edible egg.”

####

Indeed. Just another of God’s many miracles.

Shirley Temple: “My chicken can lay an egg!”

Pinch-faced, frowning old biddy (undoubtedly a Democrat): “And what’s so special about that?”

Shirley Temple: “Oh! Can you lay an egg?”


28 posted on 02/08/2011 2:17:59 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Kaslin; Peter from Rutland; kittymyrib; Boardwalk; RC2; La Lydia; JoeProBono; ...

Seventies flashback ping!!!

“Hear, oh prince, of an time when giants walked the Earth... When mighty sorcerers ruled. When the bejeweled thrones of the West were under threat of being crushed under the sandaled tread of Eastern barbarian conquerors...

Thus was borne out of a time of storm and darkness, not to mention irresolution and questioning—when all values and principles were held to scorn—that the word “cholesterol” was invoked, and both the high and the mighty (as well as the low-born and hapless) trembled at its sound...”

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Has the evil spell of another era, this substance of the Devil, finally been robbed of the terror it once invoked in us peasants?


29 posted on 02/08/2011 2:18:37 PM PST by sinanju
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To: tiki

My guess is he does LOTS of walking.

My grandfather walked about 4 miles a day to and from work, ate anything he wanted and lived to be 98.

I LOVE eggs.

I think brown eggs taste better!


30 posted on 02/08/2011 2:18:45 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: b4its2late

when will folks stop believing these basterds...

never mind...


31 posted on 02/08/2011 2:20:09 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Kaslin

I can get farm eggs from time to time, but I’ve been getting the Omega-3 eggs you see in the store. They’re 20 cents more or so and far superior in my opinion.


32 posted on 02/08/2011 2:22:00 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Kaslin

REAL butter and honey are also good for you. Everything in moderation. Sure am glad I’ve been ignoring these idiots for decades now, ever since the 70s when Erlich said that we’re all going to die of overpopulation and new ice age.

Very little TV and NO MSM for many years. FR is the true gift that keeps on giving for news and events—and humor. We need humor...


33 posted on 02/08/2011 2:27:13 PM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: sinanju


34 posted on 02/08/2011 2:27:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: brushcop
Very little TV and NO MSM for many years.

Now that is something that's good for you!

35 posted on 02/08/2011 2:35:47 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Gator113

How do you keep the coyotes away from them?


36 posted on 02/08/2011 2:39:27 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: sinanju

“... been robbed of the terror it once invoked in us peasants?”

My older brother did not eat ONE egg for ten years. No fluffy scrambled eggs, no deviled eggs, no egg sandwiches... his cholesterol didn’t budge a bit. He gave up his neurosis finally and enjoys them every weekend. Can you imagine going TEN years without an egg?!! Blasphemy!!


37 posted on 02/08/2011 2:50:59 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Kaslin

(shaking head...) They knew. They just LIED ABOUT IT FOR YEARS.


38 posted on 02/08/2011 2:55:38 PM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: Kaslin

My cholesterol was at 283. After I started taking a statin it dropped to 160.


39 posted on 02/08/2011 2:56:00 PM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Kaslin

This whole cholesterol scare garbage will be remembered as the “global warming scam” of the health/medical field.

Margarine anyone? What brainless idiots!


40 posted on 02/08/2011 3:00:22 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: henkster

Bravo, bravo henkster! The cholesterol hype is so misguided.


41 posted on 02/08/2011 3:03:06 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot
And add severe muscle pain and spasms to the list of statin side effects.

Thank you! Now I know why I get cramps like I do sometimes.

42 posted on 02/08/2011 3:11:21 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: SVTCobra03

We lock them down at night. We also have 4 geese and 6 ducks. Our German Shepherd dog sees these birds as his responsibility to watch over, so I think that may help.

We’ve not lost any geese, but we have lost 4 ducks and 7 hens over the last year. Fortunately, we learned quickly that we need to lock them up at night.

Coyotes do live here, we hear them all the time, but they haven’t been a issue. It was those damnable raccoons that had taken their toll early on.

I expect to lose a few from time to time, but I would rather take the risk than keep the birds in cages 24/7.


43 posted on 02/08/2011 3:14:04 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Kaslin

Eggs are only good for you if eaten on a warming planet ...


44 posted on 02/08/2011 3:23:51 PM PST by sailor4321
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To: albie
Just don’t have toast, jam or pancakes etc with them.

I rather like the almond-meal pancakes I often have for breakfast. Low carbs, and if one uses a mixture of blanched and unblanched whole almonds rather than almond meal, the cost isn't too bad (almond meal is about $10+/lb, whereas blanched almonds are about $5/lb and unblanched about $3/lb).

45 posted on 02/08/2011 3:42:15 PM PST by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: Kaslin

4 every day...sunny side UP!


46 posted on 02/08/2011 4:11:39 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It’s the amount of light. Install a light in there.


47 posted on 02/08/2011 6:50:16 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Kaslin

Eggs are also high in sulfur and sulfur based amino acids, and amino acids in general, very good for you if you ask me.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 6:51:59 PM PST by Scythian
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To: momtothree

I could not imagine.. I just bought 9 dozen a few days ago and expect them to last me a few weeks. I am wanting to try to make some quiche florentine too, i’m craving it so bad lately.


49 posted on 02/08/2011 10:40:59 PM PST by Trillian
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