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No yolk: eating the whole egg as dangerous as smoking?
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Melissa Healy

Posted on 08/16/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking.

Server, can you make that an egg-white omelet instead, please?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antitobaccoscam; eggs; food; health; scam
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I'm safe: I have declared the "Forever 39" route.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 8:03:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
That may be true but I have heard that a six pack of lite beer per day counteracts the egg yoke effect. I'm good! :-)
2 posted on 08/16/2012 8:07:29 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Complete bullsh*^. Low carb diets have proven over and over that eggs, meat, poultry etc are good for cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Read Dr. Atkins for gosh sakes.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wish they would make up their minds.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 8:08:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll keep dipping my bacon in the egg yolk until they pry it from my Cold Dead Hands.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 8:08:18 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I cook my eggs with olive oil. Screw this report.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Lets see with a choice, should I eat eggs for breakfast or smoke a pack of cigarettes a day?

I guess I will do what I want since I live in a semi-free nation for now.

What would Michelle do?

7 posted on 08/16/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ditter

I wish they would make up their minds.
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They never will. Can’t give up the gubmint cheese for funding their ‘studies’.

Like the ubiquitous ‘coffee studies’ that come out about every month.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Some people manufacture cholesterol in their bodies and some don’t. It’s not as simple as just how much of it you eat. Personally, I follow meats and eggs with a dose of fruit acids: orange juice and cranberry jelly are my favorites. It helps neutralize the fat components.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 8:12:09 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m so damned confused by all of these healthy food studies I’m about ready to starve myself to death.

I think I’ll still have that bacon and Cheese omlet thank you.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Perdogg

Olive oil? Have you ever tried cooking them in butter?


11 posted on 08/16/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: albie

This appears to be an association study based on patient recollection of what they eat. These types of studies have lots of limitations. Further, an association doesn’t necessarily constitute causation (e.g. 80% of patients who died had eaten a tomato in the preceding 6 months, suggesting that eating a tomato increases the risk of death).


12 posted on 08/16/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mosaicwolf

So, I’m gonna have to cut back to a six pack? Dang.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Ditter

I wish they would make up their minds.

Then they wouldn’t have jobs. If they don’t come up with some crap every now and then their “research” would be eliminated. Eggs=bad=job security. IMHO, of course.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: ConservativeStatement
If cigarettes didn't cost $6 a pack, I'd gladly stop eating eggs and take up smoking again.
15 posted on 08/16/2012 8:14:46 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: ConservativeStatement
To eat or not to eat...

Try as we might, nothing can save us from our appointed time.

16 posted on 08/16/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lets see. First it was eggs are bad for you. Then it was, oops, we were wrong and eggs are good for you. Now it’s oops again, we were wrong and eggs are bad for you again.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: albie

It’s not just Atkins. Numerous studies have shown co-incidence of LDL cholesterol reduction in conjunction with a whole egg/fatty (not salty) breakfast meat breakfast.

I eat my eggs either scrambled or in an omelet with two slices of Wright brand low sodium bacon three to five times a week, no bread, glass of 2% milk, and my total cholesterol plummeted from 175 to 129 and has held steady under 130 for 18 months. LDL is under 100 and HDL is consistently over 50.

Omega 6 fatty acids (often found in breads and grains) have been shown to actually increase inflammation in the arteries, thus increasing the risk of a cardiac event. Omega 3s have the opposite effect. I also take a daily fish oil supplement and eat a lot of fish/seafood.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

... almost as severely as does cigarette smoking.


Then I’m not too worried.

BTW, our chickens started laying about two weeks ago. We have a few roosters because we learned that fertilized eggs do not have the health risks unfertilized eggs do.

Increases the risk of finding a bone, though.


19 posted on 08/16/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope we’re not paying for the damned “conclusion of the day studies”.

I wish they would stop giving them space to report this crap as news. They’ve only changed their minds about 70 times on this haven’t they?


20 posted on 08/16/2012 8:18:38 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Ditter

Well, I think the issue is they look too much at the end result and not the causal factors. Some people like me never have high cholesterol levels despite what we eat and some have high levels even if they are eating nothing but tofu and salads with no salad dressing...

I think the best thing to extend lives would be a “freshly cloned body and brain transplant” then the old fogies would not be eligible for Social Security for another 40-50 years and would be able to work another 40-50 years till the next body transplant or retirement.

And by freshly cloned body I mean one that is created by “printing” out a new one using either the patient’s own cells or “genetically engineered universal donor” cells that could be a very much a “universal biological prosthetic body “.

Why do I bring up all this “whole body replacement stuff”?

Because it would be the only damn thing that would be able to shut up all the food Nazi’s telling us what we can eat and or not eat. They wouldn’t be able to bitch about eating too many eggs if a person would be able to trade in a wrecked body like we can trade in a wrecked car.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement
Eat smart, exercise, get plenty of sleep - and die anyway.

The medical community seems to constantly be changing their views on what is healthy. Seems best to just use your common sense and don't worry about chasing after the latest health advice.

As a side note, I saw a most amusing letter to the editor from a nutritionist of all things. She stated that eating red meat increased your risk of dying by 20%. Um. . .I think the risk of dying is already 100% for everyone, so how do you increase it by 20%?

23 posted on 08/16/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Gabz; Mears; elkfersupper

Yep, the nannies used their anti-tobacco crusade to lay the foundation. Now they are moving on to other consumables. Many a FReeper celebrated their efforts and will now have to live with the results...

Can’t say we didn’t warn them.


24 posted on 08/16/2012 8:21:31 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

YUMMY!


25 posted on 08/16/2012 8:23:46 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Try as we might, nothing can save us from our appointed time.

Bingo! And once a person accepts that, the reduction in stress from not worrying about what he eats, drinks, or breathes probably adds years of life!

26 posted on 08/16/2012 8:23:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's not poetic justice, but it's something awfully close to it.)
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To: Ditter

I wish they would make up their minds.


They have made up their minds. It’s applied political science. There’s lots of money to be made from the gullible. All you have to do is publish pure Bull Crap and expect that a huge percentage will spend money on their new answer to paranoid living. If that fails, do a Barack & Moochelle and legislate it with fines for failure to comply.


27 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:10 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Ditter

Or, bacon grease!


28 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:16 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Eat what you want. Die like a man.


29 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:21 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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To: Ditter

yes.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Tax-chick

typical Los Angeles Times... they cover every food scare, including an above the fold article on ALAR as I recall.

I’ve got news for ‘um...

nobody gets out of this alive..

the clock is ticking, enjoy your time here and screw their damn studies.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 8:27:59 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: ConservativeStatement

I know for a fact that everyone who has ever developed Cancer has drank copious amounts of beverages containing Dihydrogen Monoxide.....it must be banned.


32 posted on 08/16/2012 8:27:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rarestia

“I eat my eggs either scrambled or in an omelet...”

...I’ve been on low carb for 14 years and all my blood levels are excellent! I too take Omega 3’s along with probiotics. I allow one sweet thing a day. Usually 75 - 80% cocoa chocolate.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 8:28:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: Ditter

Try coconut oil, best stuff on earth and it’s got a pretty high smoke point.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 8:30:13 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Ditter
I wish they would make up their minds.

If they did they couldn't get their 15 minutes of fame by issuing press releases puffing their latest "discovery." Most of today's so-called "science" is a mixture of liberal politics and publicity.

35 posted on 08/16/2012 8:31:32 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: mosaicwolf

I booze up too on the weekends so I’m good too.

To these “scientists’ every food is a buzzkill.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My grandfather ate eggs, bacon, and biscuits every morning for his entire life.(literally, I never saw him vary). Not only that, he would use his biscuits to sop up the bacon drippings out of the pan. He lived to 86. His brother ate much the same way AND smoked until he was in his 70’s, he recently passed away at the ripe old age of 97.


37 posted on 08/16/2012 8:34:20 AM PDT by apillar
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Jack Lalanne’s brother, who wasn’t an exercise freak, actually wound up outliving his brother by a year.


38 posted on 08/16/2012 8:35:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
Don't like the results of this "study" ? Just wait until next week for another study to come out showing opposite results.

My advice FWIW ... everything in moderation and don't listen to these imbecilic studies ... the stress they cause will kill you

39 posted on 08/16/2012 8:38:06 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Coldwater Creek

My eggs stick to the pan when I cook them in bacon grease.


40 posted on 08/16/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Perdogg

I fry mine in coconut oil. Soft yolk, white firm with just a hint of brown crispyness.

Or else I cook it on a mess of hash browns. I add the eggs just after I turn the hash brown over.

I’m getting hungry just thinking of it.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 8:39:21 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: chessplayer

Can we just get eggs and coffee reported as good for you in the same week? I’m not even asking for bacon, but when I turn 65 I’m eating bacon 3 times a day.


42 posted on 08/16/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Phillipian (Post Tenebras Lux)
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43 posted on 08/16/2012 8:39:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: albie

I’ve found that I can survive without sweets, and when I do eat them, I have to eat them very sparingly since your taste buds tend to adjust to life without sweets. When you do have them, the littlest bit does the most.

My “sweets” tend to come in the form of a pack of Splenda in a cup of iced tea.


44 posted on 08/16/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I'm sick of this crap. I'm firmly convinced I'm not getting off this planet alive anyway.

How about a little common sense, moderation, exercise and just try to relax and enjoy life as God intended?

45 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:00 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Phillipian
Can we just get eggs and coffee reported as good for you in the same week? I’m not even asking for bacon, but when I turn 65 I’m eating bacon 3 times a day.


46 posted on 08/16/2012 8:47:15 AM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: dfwgator

“Jack Lalanne’s brother, who wasn’t an exercise freak, actually wound up outliving his brother by a year.”

Coffee up the nose funny!!!!!!!


47 posted on 08/16/2012 8:47:38 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder who funded this “study”?


48 posted on 08/16/2012 8:50:54 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: albie
Complete bullsh*^. Low carb diets have proven over and over that eggs, meat, poultry etc are good for cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Read Dr. Atkins for gosh sakes.

100% agree. Eggs especially are high in HDL cholesterol -- the "good" cholesterol. If you don't ingest enough natural fat in your diet, your body produces its own cholesterol, and when it does, it creates LDL.

Eating eggs may not affect your total cholesterol levels much, but they will radically improve your HDL/LDL balance, which is far more important.

49 posted on 08/16/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Not eating egg yolks is a quick way to end up blind from macular degeneration.

I recommend it for all food liberals.

50 posted on 08/16/2012 8:53:25 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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