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Whose Health Unaffected by Eggs

A leading stroke expert ruffles a few feathers.

January 13, 2010 |
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Image thanks to Molly DG.

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What’s the latest on eggs? Well, the fallout from the Harvard Physician’s study continues, which as I covered last year, showed that eating just a single egg a day or more significantly shortens ones life span. More egg on the medical profession’s face?, this editorial AKWS in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, better egg on our face than having to go down our gullet.
Dr. David Spence, Director of the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Ontario—one of the world’s leading stroke experts, ruffled a few feathers this year when he said that based on the latest research, you can eat all the eggs you want if you’re dying from a terminal illness. Then it doesn’t matter.
Now the egg industry’s nutritionist disagreed, to which Dr. Spence replied, “Who would you want to believe—the dietician who works for the Egg Farmers of Canada or a doctor who has spent 30 years trying to prevent strokes. I don’t have any interest in this at all, but they certainly do. They are selling eggs; I am selling stroke prevention.”
Since the Harvard Physicians Study results were published, egg consumption has been linked to heart failure, along with dairy, as well as diabetes in both men and women. A single egg a day or more.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out theother videos on eggs. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

Also, be sure to check out my associated blog posts for more context: Bad Egg,Eating To Extend Our Lifespan, and Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk.

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on eggs. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Bad Egg!

  • Energy

    Is there any research or at least any reasonable assumptions about egg whites that you know of?

  • Elton Toledo

    What about just plain egg whites ! ?

  • Liana Emanoil

    If doctors were selling stroke prevention they’d be out of business, so kind of silly I think.