Egg cholesterol in the diet


38 thoughts on “Egg cholesterol in the diet

  1. What's the mechanism for saying dietary cholesterol causes oxidation? LDL-C is useless. Where is LDL-P? Why in table 2 do people eating an average 4.68 egg yolks per week have lower total cholesterol, lower triglycerides, higher HDL and lower LDL than people eating an average of 0.41 egg yolks per week. Dr Spence and Dr Davignon have let their honorariums/ speaker fees from statin manufacturers bias against the evidence that dietary cholesterol doesn't affect serum cholesterol or mortality.

  2. January 7, 2013 BMJ: Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies-not associated with increase risk of heart disease or stroke. Relax people, cholesterol is essential for health and your body makes more than you could consume. Heart disease is due to inflammation of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol, not cholesterol itself. It happens to be an innocent bystander at the scene of the crime.

  3. so… I shouldn't be eating 3 dozen whole eggs per week? While having great lipid #s and glucose control?

  4. These studies bashing them, are the eggs cooked?  Is the egg yolk oxidized?  Is the egg from a chicken on a natural diet and not a grain or vegetarian diet?

  5. I eat a lot of eggs in a week.  Yes, I run a lot, and I'm tested at least annually for cholesterol.  Since I increased my egg in take and moved to higher fat versions of everything I have lower cholesterol and a higher HDL as a percentage.  Please also comment on Prof tim Noakes views and findings on nutrition.

  6. This is bull. We now know that eggs are good for you. The body NEEDS cholesterol to function properly. What this doesn't say is that eggs, while containing cholesterol also contain necessary fats the body needs. The problem is not eggs – the problem is lazy Americans who won't get off their fat rumps to move an inch. Eat eggs, including the yolks, and then get your blood going with some exercise. Stop blaming natural foods for your tumors, fat bellies, and rock hard arteries.

  7. I am over 40 and have been eating 4-6 eggs for breakfast nearly everyday for years.  My yearly physicals and subsequent blood work has never shown any sign of elevated cholesterol levels.  I consume very little sugar and  only complex carbohydrates.  My diet is high in fats and protein.  Not saying this guy is wrong, but I'm guessing he's not 100% correct either. 

  8. This now seems to be contrary to what a lot of people are saying about cholesterol. Sugars and refined carbohydrates are the smoking gun, inflamation, oxidation, drugs, blood pressure, hi carb diets eg grain based diets, nutrient deficiency. Cholesterol is not even a reliable marker for arterial disease and death in long term studies.

  9. Did you know that 25 percent of your body's cholesterol is found in your brain?
    Don't take my word for it, look it up.
    And the body NEEDS cholesterol…look that up too!

    Support your local farmers by purchasing true free-range eggs. The grocery stores sell eggs that who knows how far they've travelled or how long they've been sitting around (warehouse, trucks,store, etc…). And NO SOY FEED!!
    Soy is an endocrine disruptor (think hypothyroidism-sluggish thyroid). It's an epidemic in the US.

  10. There is so much peer-reviewed research showing that daily egg consumption doesn't impair endothelial function or increase risk of cardiovascular disease. The concern over dietary cholesterol vis a vis CVD came from observational studies, but this concern has not been borne out in either randomized controlled studies or observational studies in non-diabetic populations (there is evidence that increased egg consumption increases risk for CVD in type II diabetes). Furthermore, you keep saying that LDL-C is the "#1 risk factor" for heart disease. Where do you get that from? Are you thinking about familial hypercholesterolemia? ApoB and total-C/HDL-C are both better predictors of CVD than LDL-C. HDL-C and triglycerides also have substantial predictive value over and above LDL-C in the observational studies that have examined them,

  11. This is worth a second comment for those who are truly interested in the scientific data: the very article used in this video (Spence et al.) includes the fact that the latest meta-analyses of observational data have consistently shown that risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in non-diabetics is not increased by egg consumption. I have found 3 such meta-analyses (including the one cited by Spence et al.), and they all showed the same null result for egg consumption and CVD in non-diabetics.

  12. AS USUAL. This guy is knit picking his way through old reviews and sorting out the parts that suit his own beliefs. As I have stated on other sites, many of the reviews he uses are out of date and many are flawed.

  13. Dietary cholesterol has NO link to the cholesterol level in a person's blood; saturated fat DOESN'T cause heart disease either.

  14. Neither cholesterol nor saturated fat cause heart disease. Credit Suisse sum up this 1950s myth in a recent report:

    "A proper review of the so called “fat paradoxes” (France, Israel and Japan) suggests that saturated fats are actually healthy and omega-6 fats, at current levels of consumption in the developed world, are not.

    The big concern regarding eating cholesterol-rich foods (e.g. eggs) is completely without foundation. There is basically no link between the cholesterol we eat and the level of cholesterol in our blood. This was already known thirty years ago and has been confirmed time and time again. Eating cholesterol rich foods has no negative effect on health in general or on risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), in particular."

    http://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2...

    Furthermore, a recent study out of Brazil concluded:

    "Dietary recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy intake are not supported by our findings," the researchers conclude.

    The study of more than 15,000 civil servants in Brazil examined the connection between the types of dairy products people consume and their likelihood to suffer from metabolic syndrome. The syndrome is characterized by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, belly fat, and risky levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

    What the researchers found is that consumption of full-fat dairy products such as whole milk, as well as butter and yogurt, was associated with lower likelihood of the risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome. Consumption of low-fat dairy products, by contrast, was not associated with this health advantage, the researchers noted. The study was supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/10/29/more-research-undermines-the-u-s-governments-case-against-whole-milk/

  15. As expert, I believe Hybetez Remedy is actually good way to cure your cholesterol naturally. Why not give it a chance? perhaps it'll work for you too.

  16. Ive read that arterial inflammation is not necessarily caused by cholesterol but more associated with refined sugar. Isn't cholesterol essential for hormone production? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cholesterol-u-turn-as-research-shows-fatty-foods-might-not-be-bad-for-us-after-all-10277837.html

  17. your a quack dude. You should be thrown in prison for trying to kill people. Next you will tell me that salt is bad for too right.

  18. Everything you repeated from their review appears to be correlative, not causative. Could you please point me to a empirical result/study that shows a statistically significant result which provides a direct link between cholesterol level or cholesterol consumption and heart disease (or at least the plaque/calcium buildup)? I would really appreciate it.

  19. A Prospective Study of Egg Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Women FREE
    Frank B. Hu, MD; Meir J. Stampfer, MD; Eric B. Rimm, ScD; JoAnn E. Manson, MD; Alberto Ascherio, MD; Graham A. Colditz, MD; Bernard A. Rosner, PhD; Donna Spiegelman, ScD; Frank E. Speizer, MD; Frank M. Sacks, MD; Charles H. Hennekens, MD; Walter C. Willett, MD

    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=189529&version=meter+at+null&module=meter-Links&pgtype=Blogs&contentId=&mediaId=%25%25ADID%25%25&referrer=&priority=true&action=click&contentCollection=meter-links-click

    Results We documented 866 incident cases of CHD and 258 incident cases of stroke in men during 8 years of follow-up and 939 incident cases of CHD and 563 incident cases of stroke in women during 14 years of follow-up. After adjustment for age, smoking, and other potential CHD risk factors, we found no evidence of an overall significant association between egg consumption and risk of CHD or stroke in either men or women.

  20. Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261561415001260

    Conclusions

    While egg consumption was positively associated with prevalent DM, prospective analysis did not show an association of egg intake with incidence of DM among African Americans.

  21. A Review of Scientific Research and Recommendations Regarding Eggs

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2004.10719429

    Abstract
    For much of the past 40 years, the public has been warned away from eggs because of a concern over coronary heart disease risk. This concern is based on three observations: 1. eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol; 2. when fed experimentally, dietary cholesterol increases serum cholesterol and; 3. high serum cholesterol predicts the onset of coronary heart disease. However, data from free-living populations show that egg consumption is not associated with higher cholesterol levels. Furthermore, as a whole, the epidemiologic literature does not support the idea that egg consumption is a risk factor for coronary disease. Within the nutritional community there is a growing appreciation that health derives from an overall pattern of diet rather than from the avoidance of particular foods, and there has been a shift in the tone in recent dietary recommendations away from “avoidance” messages to ones that promote healthy eating patterns. The most recent American Heart Association guidelines no longer include a recommendation to limit egg consumption, but recommend the adoption of eating practices associated with good health. Based on the epidemiologic evidence, there is no reason to think that such a healthy eating pattern could not include eggs.

  22. Intake of animal products and stroke mortality in the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Life Span Study

    http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/4/536.short

    Conclusions Intake of animal products such as eggs, dairy products, and fish may be protective against intracerebral haemorrhage, but is not related to cerebral infarction mortality.

  23. These bitches in the comment section act like they went to medical school and study nutrition like Dr.Greger. It is funny how y'all act like y'all know more than him.

  24. I didnt watch the video, i only need to read the headlines.. we are meant to eat fat and protein. When carbs got Its way to the diet you see the skyhigh diseases: heartdisease, type 2 diabietes, stroke.. Its all bc on hyperinsulinimia and insulin resistance bc of too much carbs over too long of a period…

  25. why egg yolk is being compared to an ugly burger full of trans fatty acids?! Why not compare it to an alcohol, where's no cholesterol at all 🙂

  26. Doctor Greger there has been a vegan propagandist with is scientific facts, but everything need not be vegan, he can honestly admit that is a good for health, he can have his own propagation of a diet that consists of veganism as well as with eggs sometimes, I am suspecting now that if he has been also given money by the vegan industry that is the plant growing industry like rice industry wheat industry soy industry

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