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An Egg a Day Keeps the Doctor … Wealthy

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An Egg a Day Keeps the Doctor … Wealthy by Guest Blogger

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If you had the same reaction that I did (i.e., violent retching) when you heard about KFC’s hideously unhealthy Double Down (you know, the sandwich that replaced bread with fried chicken and forced you to think about all those globules of deadly gunk gumming up people’s blood vessels), get this: A single egg yolk contains vastly more cholesterol than an entire Double Down. As Dave Barry says, I am not making this up.

With heart disease being the number one killer of Americans, the egg industry has resorted to ever-more-desperate “move along, nothing to see here” tactics to try to pass the blame, but a new report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology calls them out on their bull … uh, chicken poop. The take-away? Eating just one whole egg per day can double your risk of coronary disease.

Looking to break the egg habit? It’s as easy as (eggless custard) pie-check out these tips and recipes!

This post was originally published on The PETA Files.

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  • Jacob Dijkstra, M.D. says:

    Finally a repected medical journal that stresses the fact that checking cholesterol only in a fasting state is useless. Having a normal cholesterol and triglycerides after 12 hours fasting gives the patient a false sense of security. It is the lipid level during the waking hours while we are eating that should be checked. On many occasions, I have seen severely elevated lipid levels in patients who had normal fasting levels before, but who forgot to fast at the next check-up and did not tell the truth to the lab technician about fasting for 12 hours. These are the people who are totally shocked when they have a heart attack, because they were always reassured that they had a normal fasting lipid levels.
    I have discussed this issue with medical colleagues on several occasions, but found little support. It took the Canadians to bring it to our attention.

  • I’m going to sound terrible here, but although I totally agree with this article, I don’t have a problem with decent, local, free range eggs. After all, the chickens are making them anyway – provided they’re in good, natural conditions, I think it’s OK to harvest their eggs. I mean, they don’t want them!

    As for factory barns churning out 20 million boxes of eggs a week or something stupid… no. That’s appalling. And too many eggs are NOT good for your health, it’s true. But I’d rather someone was vegetarian and eating eggs than not veggie and eating meat.

  • Megan says:

    Yet another good reason to avoid eggs!

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