The egg yolk study conducted by researchers at Western University in London, ON has sparked a huge debate among health-conscious individuals and has many consumers confused as to what constitutes a healthy diet.
You can read all of the details of the study here but, in short, the results revealed that eating eggs is not good for you and, furthermore, eating an average of two eggs a day can be considered as bad for your health as smoking regularly. Obviously, these findings did not sit well with some individuals who have been told by doctors and health experts that eating eggs is healthy.
After the study was released this week (August, 2012), many health sites ran with the story. Some sites received hundreds of comments from angry readers claiming the health industry is sending mixed signals and making it difficult for individuals to know what really constitutes healthy living. Here are some of the comments from readers online:
“To me this no egg yolks is the worse case of exaggerated research. To suggest that egg yolk is worse than a KFC Double Down boggles the rational mind. Double Downs contain bad fats along with excessive sodium while eggs do not. Eggs should be consumed in moderation.” – UncleDavid @ TheGlobeandMail.com
“Been on a high-protein diet for 4 months now under doctor supervision. BP down 30 points and almost off medication, bad cholesterol down 90 points, good cholesterol up. Some concern over liver function but we adjusted diet to increase leafy greens. Weight down 10-12 lbs too!” – Dave Wells @ TheGlobeandMail.com
“there is more to this picture than eating eggs raising cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a precursor for many products in the body and if there is not enough cholesterol in the diet, the body synthesises it.
Generally in a person with high cholesterol there is an issue with the way the body handles it, so to equate eggs with tobacco is a bit of overkill, and not particularly good science.” JonathanR @ CBC.ca
“Please “NO MORE STUDIES” , I am tired of everything being bad for us, then it is good for us, then another study says it is bad. I don’t care anymore I will do whatever I feel like doing.” – SlappyBeaver @ TorontoSun.com
Foodbeat Asks: Do you think eating eggs on a regular basis is really as bad as this study makes it out to be?
Source(s): TheGlobeandMail.com, CBC.ca, TorontoSun.com