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[Great article critique] Eating Egg Yolks as Bad as Smoking?

 

From the 14 August 2012 article at Understanding Nutrition

This article refers to the article and paper below:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120813155640.htm
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021915012005047

egg yolksOn August 13, 2012, ScienceDaily.com published an article entitled, “Eating Egg Yolks as Bad as Smoking?” ScienceDaily.com concludes “eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes.”

Unfortunately, ScienceDaily.com and many other news networks fail to accurately describe the details and outcomes of the study. Here, I carefully examine the study and suggest an alternative conclusion from the data.

First, it is important to look at the participants of the study. The data was collected from individuals soon after they had a stroke or transient ischeamic attack (known as a “mini stroke”). This study is not examining healthy individuals or comparing the number of strokes in people who ate lots of eggs vs. those who ate few eggs. All participants in the study already had a stroke regardless of their egg consumption….

 

 

 

August 22, 2012 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News, Nutrition | , , ,

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