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Eggs Cause Death!

This is about the dumbest fucking thing I have ever read. I especially enjoyed the part about the study “not examining what about the eggs might affect the risk of death.”. Do real people actually write this shit?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24028358/wid/11915773?GT1=31037

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Seven or more eggs a week linked to death risk
Middle-aged men should limit consumption, study suggests
Reuters
updated 8:31 a.m. CT, Wed., April. 9, 2008
WASHINGTON - Middle-aged men who ate seven or more eggs a week had a higher risk of earlier death, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

Men with diabetes who ate any eggs at all raised their risk of death during a 20-year period studied, according to the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study adds to an ever-growing body of evidence, much of it contradictory, about how safe eggs are to eat. It did not examine what about the eggs might affect the risk of death.

Men without diabetes could eat up to six eggs a week with no extra risk of death, Dr. Luc Djousse and Dr. J. Michael Gaziano of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found.

“Whereas egg consumption of up to six eggs a week was not associated with the risk of all-cause mortality, consumption of (seven or more) eggs a week was associated with a 23 percent greater risk of death,” they wrote.

“However, among male physicians with diabetes, any egg consumption is associated with a greater risk of all-cause mortality, and there was suggestive evidence for a greater risk of MI (heart attack) and stroke.”

They urged more study in the general population.

Neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad’
Eggs are rich in cholesterol, which in high amounts can clog arteries and raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

One expert on nutrition and heart disease said the study suggests middle-aged men, at least, should watch how many eggs they eat.

“More egg on our faces? It’s really hard to say at this point, but it still seems, if you’re a middle-aged male physician and enjoy eggs more than once a day, that having some of the egg left on your face may be better than having it go down your gullet,” said Dr. Robert Eckel of the University of Colorado and a former president of the American Heart Association.

“But, remember: eggs are like all other foods �?? they are neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad,’ and they can be part of an overall heart-healthy diet,” Eckel wrote in a commentary.

More likely to drink, smoke
The Harvard team studied 21,327 men taking part in the much larger Physicians’ Health Study, which has been watching doctors since 1981 who have agreed to report regularly on their health and lifestyle habits.

Over 20 years, 1,550 of the men had heart attacks, 1,342 had strokes, and more than 5,000 died.

“Egg consumption was not associated with (heart attack) or stroke,” the researchers wrote.

But the men who ate seven eggs a week or more were 23 percent more likely to have died during the 20-year period.

Diabetic men who ate any eggs at all were twice as likely to die in the 20 years.

Men who ate the most eggs also were older, fatter, ate more vegetables but less breakfast cereal, and were more likely to drink alcohol, smoke and less likely to exercise �?? all factors that can affect the risk of heart attack and death.

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because it’s really easy to isolate out of all the other variables, that it was eggs.

not cheerios, twinkies, or cheez-its but them damn eggs will get ya LOL

The last paragraph says all you need to know about this BS. Problem is, no one will report that part. It wouldn’t be news if they did. A guy I work with told me he saw this on TV this morning and all they said was more than 1 egg a day increases mortality.

Fatter, more likely to drink and smoke, and less likely to excercise. But it was that 7th egg every week that got 'em. Fucking ridiculous.

cueball

Don’t forget…they ate less breakfast cereal as well. We know how important/heathy that is for you.

Another “study” from the manufacturers of sugar coated sugar?

Wow, older men are more likely to die. Vegas watch out, I got the hot tip now!

And they allowed it to be published when it was clear that there was a difference in the ages of men more likely and less likely to consume eggs.

Fatter, smoking, and less exercise are massive contributing factors and make analysis impossible even if they were the same age.

Although, interestingly enough, they didn’t find increased incidences of heart disease or stroke which would be expected if cholesterol or fat intake was so bad for you. After all, this and cancer are responsible for around 30% of deaths each.

[quote]Peter Orban wrote:
Wow, older men are more likely to die. Vegas watch out, I got the hot tip now!
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HAHAHA!! There seams to be alot of this going on today

Well, seeing as I only have a few days left to live, it was nice knowing you all. I should have replaced all those deadly fat and protein calories with FDA approved, heart healthy grains. Well, too late now…

One of the most poorly designed and executed studies I’ve seen

Living causes death much more certainly.

[quote]Rykker wrote:
Living causes death much more certainly.
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QFT.

This article is such garbage. I can’t fathom why people would blatantly lie about something like this. I hope people read the entire article and not just the headline, though.

This story will make the nightly news shows and they will likely focus on dietary cholesterol and NOT THE FACT THAT THEY USED DIABETIC, MIDDLE-AGED MEN in this study.

Yet another example of irresponsible journalism at its finest.

From the day you are born, you start dying.

WOAH - first time around I thought that said 7 or more eggs per day and even that seemed ridiculous that it could cause issues… PER WEEK??? NO FVCKING WAY.

I’m gonna have 7 eggs for dinner now to celebrate the surplus of eggs that will result from all the sheep seeing this and cutting out eggs!!! YUMMMM.

My dad choked on a hard-boiled egg, you insensitive pricks.

Egg deaths are no laughing matter

:wink:

[quote]chillain wrote:
This story will make the nightly news shows and they will likely focus on dietary cholesterol and NOT THE FACT THAT THEY USED DIABETIC, MIDDLE-AGED MEN in this study.

Yet another example of irresponsible journalism at its finest.

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This was actually the first red flag that I saw. The fact that they used diabetic clients basically tells us that their diets are for shit and they dont exercise. And yet for some reason the American Diabetes Association STILL recommends a diet of 60-70% Carbs for people with diabetes… Carbs coupled with fats cause the body to store all that fat as plaque in the arteries.

I’ve red numerous reports now of people curing their diabetes following a low-carb approach, which just seems so intuitive to me. I wonder if that will ever catch on.

[quote]cain06 wrote:
WOAH - first time around I thought that said 7 or more eggs per day and even that seemed ridiculous that it could cause issues… PER WEEK??? NO FVCKING WAY.

I’m gonna have 7 eggs for dinner now to celebrate the surplus of eggs that will result from all the sheep seeing this and cutting out eggs!!! YUMMMM.[/quote]

Good point. The price of eggs has damn near doubled in the last year or so, so maybe demand will go down and they will get cheaper?

Ahh…meat causes impotence by the way…don’t buy it!

man, i have 6-8 eggs a day, looks like i wont make it to retirement at the rate im going at.

[quote]chillain wrote:.

Yet another example of irresponsible journalism at its finest.
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Shit like this goes beyond ‘irresponsible.’ I mean, how bad can you mess up? For whatever reason, someone is deliberately making gross falsifications.

and people wonder why america is so fat. we are constantly bombarded with this crap, so in turn, many un-educated people turn to crappy “healthy” cereal.

i can’t tell you how many of my clients think a bowl of cheerios, raisin bran are good ideas of breakfast

An egg killed my father!