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#1 FMH

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:53

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The Canadian study found that people who consume egg
yolks regularly had 2/3 the plaque buildup of smokers.


Think twice before you bite into a hearty breakfast of eggs
benedict slathered in hollandaise sauce — you may as well
be lighting up, according to a new study.
In terms of cardiovascular risks, the yolk-based sauce that
makes the dish so good is almost as bad for you as smokin
g cigarettes, researchers in Canada found.
“One jumbo chicken egg yolk has about 237 milligrams of
cholesterol,” study author Dr. David Spence told CNN.
Spence explains that eating large amounts of cholesterol
causes plaque buildup in the blood vessels, the same way
smoking does.
When plaque builds up, the artery walls become thicker,
limiting the amount of blood that can get through the vessels
to the heart and upping risk for heart disease.
His research, published online in the journal Atherosclerosis,
found that people who eat egg yolks regularly have about
2/3 as much plaque buildup as smokers.
Yolk-lovers’ buildup “follows a similar pattern to that of
cigarette smoking,” researchers wrote.
People who ate three or more yolks per week had significantly
more buildup than those who ate two or less yolks per week.
Spence, a neurology professor at the University of Western
Ontario’s medical school, and two colleagues looked at more
than 1,200 patients for the research.
All already had carotid plaque issues or a family history of
cardiovascular disease. Their average age was about 60
years old, but Spence stresses that cardiovascular health
is important at all ages.
“Just because you are 20 doesn’t mean egg yolks aren’t
going to cause any trouble down the line,” he told CNN.
Spence says researchers chose to compare the effects of
eating egg yolks with the effects of smoking to provide people
with perspective, as eating yolks is typically considered
“insignificant” compared to smoking.
But some health experts say it isn’t a fair comparison.

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#2 lameb

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:03

cholesterol is part of your immune system. consuming polyunsaturated fats damages arteries, thats the reason there is plaque build up. chosing to eat saturated fats such as lard, butter and cocunut oil is healthier than vegetebable oils which are the recommended by the fda and is used all over the industry. and people wonder why there is so much heart disease and people dying, because of misinformation and myths. dont believe everything you hear on the tv.

#3 vetJohn S.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:08

This month they're bad for you...next month they'll be good for you.

Eat sensibly, eat whatever you want. Life's too short not to enjoy it.

#4 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:12

This study is freaking stupid. The whole egg is good for you. Specially if it's from a good organic farm.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:14

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The Canadian study found that people who consume egg
yolks regularly had 2/3 the plaque buildup of smokers.


Think twice before you bite into a hearty breakfast of eggs
benedict slathered in hollandaise sauce — you may as well
be lighting up, according to a new study.
In terms of cardiovascular risks, the yolk-based sauce that
makes the dish so good is almost as bad for you as smokin
g cigarettes, researchers in Canada found.
“One jumbo chicken egg yolk has about 237 milligrams of
cholesterol,” study author Dr. David Spence told CNN.
Spence explains that eating large amounts of cholesterol
causes plaque buildup in the blood vessels, the same way
smoking does.
When plaque builds up, the artery walls become thicker,
limiting the amount of blood that can get through the vessels
to the heart and upping risk for heart disease.
His research, published online in the journal Atherosclerosis,
found that people who eat egg yolks regularly have about
2/3 as much plaque buildup as smokers.
Yolk-lovers’ buildup “follows a similar pattern to that of
cigarette smoking,” researchers wrote.
People who ate three or more yolks per week had significantly
more buildup than those who ate two or less yolks per week.
Spence, a neurology professor at the University of Western
Ontario’s medical school, and two colleagues looked at more
than 1,200 patients for the research.
All already had carotid plaque issues or a family history of
cardiovascular disease. Their average age was about 60
years old, but Spence stresses that cardiovascular health
is important at all ages.
“Just because you are 20 doesn’t mean egg yolks aren’t
going to cause any trouble down the line,” he told CNN.
Spence says researchers chose to compare the effects of
eating egg yolks with the effects of smoking to provide people
with perspective, as eating yolks is typically considered
“insignificant” compared to smoking.
But some health experts say it isn’t a fair comparison.

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Everything is bad for you. If you get down to the brass tacks. It's why people urinate and excrete. Everything we eat or drink has toxins, so the body has to flush it all out. If there was no toxins there would be no reason to urinate or excrete.

#6 Descartes

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:23

Follow up to the story

tl;dr: debunked

#7 Bonfire

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:25

Eat whatever you like, you're going to die anyway no matter what.

#8 OP FMH

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:35



Eat whatever you like, you're going to die anyway no matter what.


But eating healthy food can significantly increase your life expectancy. Roughly decades!

Very obese people have average life expectancy of approximately 40 years. People with normal weight have of around 70 years.

#9 qdave

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:39

If food was grown with health in mind and not profit then we wouldnt have such problems.

#10 Buttus

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:41

just the beef industry spreading crap again...

#11 srbeen

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:41

Everything is bad for you. If you get down to the brass tacks. It's why people urinate and excrete. Everything we eat or drink has toxins, so the body has to flush it all out. If there was no toxins there would be no reason to urinate or excrete.


I don't think water falls into this category. everything else is toxic once consumed, so its excreted as bodily waste. Just realize that milk and eggs are not good for you anymore, and you should enjoy them for their taste and not any assumed health benefit.

I was also told that eggs which are cooked at 100C or so (in boiling water) are much better for you than eggs fried in 300-400F frying pans. This is because a few things won't break down in the low cooking temperature.

#12 DocM

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:15

This swings back & forth every few years.

My opinion: f**k it, we're having western style omelettes for breakfast tomorrow.

#13 Raze

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:23

Sunday morning - 2 eggs over easy (fried in butter), 4 strips of bacon, hashbrowns cooked in pure butter and 1 Bays english muffin lightly toasted and slathered with, what else, BUTTER!!!! nom nom nom

Oh and I wash all that down with a diet coke, have to watch the sugar intake. :laugh:

#14 Javik

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:28

These days we seem to be told pretty much everything is bad for our health. I personally just don't give a crap, i'd rather die enjoying my life than live to be 130 by eating dull and boring food.

#15 dead.cell

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:45

The hell with that, eat the whole egg.

If you care about your health, try not eating like a ****ing pig. It's really not that difficult...

If you don't care, eat 'til you have a lovely heart attack. This will be me, giving a **** -> :book: