Sure as eggs it’s good news for chook farmers – Updated

 Brtitish researchers have good news  for poultry farmers:

A paper to be published soon in the British Nutrition Foundation’s Nutrition Bulletin has found that cholesterol in eggs has only a small and clinically insignificant effect on blood cholesterol. While people with high blood cholesterol are at increased risk of heart disease, only a third of the cholesterol in the body is attributed to diet.


Other factors linked to high cholesterol levels are smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise, and the main culprit from food is saturated fat, not cholesterol found in eggs.

. . .  The study concludes that health chiefs and GPs should demolish the myths about eggs and heart disease and communicate a message that there is no need to limit the number eaten as long as they are part of a healthy low saturated fat diet.

A pity that rules out mixing them with cream and cheese in a quiche to help the dairy industry too.

UPDATE: Macdoctor has an eggcellent post  on this, I especially like his rules of data interpretation.

3 Responses to Sure as eggs it’s good news for chook farmers – Updated

  1. medusa says:

    LOL ….. coward….. We always have a supply of eggs, cheese, cream and butter. Margerine and all those other noxious ‘spreads’ have never graced my fridge or table. One of the first things I introduced my kids to was poached egg mashed up with bread and butter, it was their favourite breakfast/lunch option even as teenagers.

    Broccoli and gruyére cheese quiche rules :o)


  2. LaFemme says:

    You mean the science wasn’t settled?
    Gee, I’m really shocked by that.


  3. macdoctor01 says:

    Just blogged on this. This is a classic example of making erroneous assumptions, failing to test them and then preaching them as “gospel”. It would be nice if scientists suddenly started acting like scientists again, instead of high priests of some odd cult.


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