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Eggs increase heart disease risk

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 26, 2013 at 12:02 AM

As a recent paleo convert, who has had much success, and who enjoys eating eggs every day, I wasn't too happy to see this article today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/health/eggs-too-may-provoke-bacteria-to-raise-heart-risk.html?_r=0

Basically, the article is saying that the metabolism of the lethicin in eggs causes a certain bacteria in the gut to flourish, and this bacteria is linked to increased risk of heart disease. Its similar to the study done on red meat not too long ago, which comes to the same conclusion.

Just wanted to see if this has anyone re-thinking their red meat/egg consumption.

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on April 26, 2013
at 03:22 AM

try not to cares so much luv...we will outlive them eventually :)

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on April 26, 2013
at 12:25 AM

I'm calling BS on that one. Positives outweigh the negatives.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 26, 2013
at 07:10 AM

In the absence of allergy or intolerance, I scoff at the notion that any one food can mess up your gut IF you're eating a mix of healthy whole foods including probiotic foods.

If you're eating a severely restricted mix of foods that could certainly compromise your community of good gut flora, because you'll be eating the same few foods all the time. Of course a few types of gut flora could die out and others become overgrown. I don't eat any food every day, although I eat some foods frequently. I eat as many different foods as possible.

People who live on junk frequently have messed up guts. Some foods may exacerbate gut problems and perhaps red meat and eggs are part of that. That was the case when I was living on soda and junk food--wheat certainly had horrible effects.

I don't have celiac, though, and I'm not certain I'm gluten sensitive because I've found I can eat moderate amounts of Ezekiel bread (contains gluten.) It may simply be that I was eating huge quantities of junk which made me vulnerable and wheat made it worse.

This whole "eggs and meat" thing strikes me like saying that crossing the street causes injury when in fact you stepped in front of a car.

When well-controlled studies reveal eggs or red meat are a problem in a whole foods diet, then I'll pay attention. That hasn't happened yet. I have yet to read one that controlled for people eating a healthy mix of whole foods and very few refined/processed ones.

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on April 26, 2013
at 01:24 AM

The title: Eggs, Too, MAY Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk...

Reading the comments in the article, it goes from the wording ???MAY???, which, I don???t know about you, are you tired of eggs being beaten to death...beaten...Get it...huh...huh

clear throat

Yes, well...as I was saying before my douche???baggery took over...I like that "MAY" immediately becomes "WILL", as in, "Eggs, Too, WILL Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk"

sigh

I get that the wording is what draws people in, garners traffic to the site???but when reading the comments regarding the article I can???t help but wonder, where do some of these people live so I know where to send their Darwin award shirts, cause let???s face it, some of them REALLY need that T-Shirt...They???ve already eaten all their glue.

Truth.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on April 26, 2013
at 03:22 AM

try not to cares so much luv...we will outlive them eventually :)

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on April 26, 2013
at 05:19 AM

Nope.

News outlets are all jumping on the gut bacteria bandwagon as the new place to scream ANIMALZ R DEADLY. Just a new angle on their favorite old story.

Eggs are an incredibly nutritionally dense food. They'd have to be radioactive for me to give them up.

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on April 26, 2013
at 12:26 AM

It does not appear that the link between TMAO and heart disease is established, though maybe I'm wrong about that.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-red-meat-clog-your-arteries-after-all/#axzz2QAGjJr31

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