"To find out how egg consumption influenced my own blood cholesterol, I once used myself as a human guinea pig without asking the ethics committee at my university. Before and during the experiment I analyzed my [total serum] cholesterol. My usual egg consumption is one or two eggs per day, and my cholesterol value at the start of the experiment was 278 mg/dL, very close to a determination of blood cholesterol made 10 years earlier." On day 0, Dr. Ravnskov ate 1 egg; on day 1, 4 eggs; on day 3, 6 eggs; and on days 3-8, 8 eggs per day! "The data from my daring experiment showed that instead of going up, my cholesterol went down a little [to 246 mg/dL]."
Probably true. They just found a natural lipid in eggs that blocks the absorption of 100% the cholesterol in the egg and probably anything else you eat with eggs.
And this morning I saw a blurb on TV about a study that links long distance running with heart disease, because of the resulting inflammation.
Yeaaaaah! Great news for those of us who celebrate good eatin', thinkin', and a sedentary lifestyle.
Now, if only someone could prove that cigarette smoking makes you immune to bioterrorist weapons. ;-)
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