3 to 10 eggs a day cause no harm. What's your experience?

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    May 05, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    After reading this article 2 months ago and followed up on the study that concluded 10 eggs a day cause no harm, I have been eating 3-6 eggs a day with increased health results. What's your experience?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7882850.stm
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    May 05, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    I like eggs. But I don't like them enough to eat 10 of them everyday. icon_lol.gif

    Eggs are quick and easy source of protein. I believe one medium size egg contains 3 - 5 grams of protein. Just hard boil a few the night before and take them to work/school the next day for breakfast on-the-go or for a quick snack later.
  • Bunjamon

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    May 05, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    I have 2 eggs with 2-3 whites scrambled with cheese every morning, and I have not noticed any ill-effect.
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    May 05, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    I do about 6-8 with my protein drinks. Makes them nice and thick.
  • vbbri

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    May 05, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Eat eggs every morning for breakfast with no negative issues, have great cholesterol levels. Besides the protein, eggs are the best natural source of lutein in terms of bioavailability, which is essential for eye health.
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    May 05, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    I have about 8 eggs a day. What kind of ill effects are we looking for exactly? haha
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    May 05, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    I don't every day, but some days I will make a fritata and use either 3 whole eggs with a cup of the egg whites from a carton - or about 6 whole eggs.

    I will eat that throughout the course of the day.

    It doesn't hurt me.


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    May 05, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    I love eggs! Usually with Bacon! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 05, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    It's a bunch of media hyped crap. IN the late 1970's eggs with their high cholesterol were villainized due to cholesterol’s discovered role in the progression of cardiovascular disease. I even remember one woman in an unhappy marriage who was actually so stupid at buying the media hype she tearfully confessed on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club to trying to kill her husband with cholesterol by feeding him eggs at every meal.

    Here is the reality: if you are an athletic and active person eggs are not going to be a problem for you. If you are a couch potato who does not exercise and eats other crap food (McDonald’s, TV dinners, etc.) then yes the eggs are only going to compound the problem. I eat half a dozen several times a week with breakfast during bulking season and I eat 4 eggs whites plus 1 egg and a cup of oatmeal everyday during competition cutting. My cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL levels are perfect.
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    May 05, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    Since we have chickens, we have fresh eggs. A hen will lay an egg almost every day. So, if you have a dozen hens... you can expect about 10 eggs per day.

    In regard to the comment about the media hype. A couple years ago, I read an article that showed statistics. When the media hype began and egg consumption plummeted, the per capita rate of cardiovascular diseases continued to rise. That alone showed that the egg consumption was not responsible for cardiovascular diseases.

    I wish I could find that article again.
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    May 05, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    I eat 6 whites a day
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    May 05, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    I eat 6 egg whites and 2 whole eggs a day, love 'em!
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    May 05, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    It takes quite a few eggs to make a good tortilla de patatas. I can't imagine my week without one or two of those icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 05, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidSince we have chickens, we have fresh eggs. A hen will lay an egg almost every day. So, if you have a dozen hens... you can expect about 10 eggs per day.

    In regard to the comment about the media hype. A couple years ago, I read an article that showed statistics. When the media hype began and egg consumption plummeted, the per capita rate of cardiovascular diseases continued to rise. That alone showed that the egg consumption was not responsible for cardiovascular diseases.

    I wish I could find that article again.


    And that's the media for you. I have to repeatedly tell patients to IGNORE ANYTHING Health related you hear on the mainstream news. Do you let Dianne Sawyer diagnose you? No? Then don't listen to her tell you medical things either. She's out to sell rating shares, not balanced, knowledgeable information.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 05, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
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    May 05, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    seriously, I eat 8-12 a day in workout weeks

    I always keep a dozen hard boiled in a Tupperware.

    any style I can eat them, any way except maybe the way above..
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    May 05, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Only WHOLE eggs for me.

    But I only eat cage-free eggs.
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    May 06, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    7Famark saidI eat 6 whites a day


    I average about 3-4 whites a day, plus about 2-3 blacks, and the occasional Asian and Latino when I can get my hands on them.

    Oh wait. Y'all talking about eggs up in here.

    Carry on. icon_wink.gif
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    May 06, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    Possibly ill health = high cholesterol .... But ...According to the university study mentioned in the BBC news, the cholesterol in the egg does not contribute to blood cholesterol significantly. Only 20 percent of blood cholesterol is drawn from cholesterol in the diet. The body generates 80 percent of cholesterol.

    I'm surprised that there are not more studies like this to really prove one way or another. One study does not make scientific fact.... I also heard that very very lightly poached eggs are the most bio-available, as heat changed the way the various protein/fat fold and shape making them less available.
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    May 06, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidI love eggs! Usually with Bacon! icon_biggrin.gif
    Ditto* Don't shy on the serving size either!
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    May 06, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    Yeah, I've never had a problem with eating lots of eggs. I eat 8 a day when on a bulk. 3-4 when not.
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    May 06, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    How can I say no to this?

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    May 06, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    do you guys eat the whole eggs???? or just whites?
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    May 06, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    precurser4t saidAfter reading this article 2 months ago and followed up on the study that concluded 10 eggs a day cause no harm, I have been eating 3-6 eggs a day with increased health results. What's your experience?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7882850.stm


    1. What does "increased health results mean." If you feel better after eating 6 eggs every day, it doesn't mean that you're feeling that way as a result of increased egg consumption. Many other factors can be involved including...well, just about anything. The only way to find out if the eggs are the source of your perceived increased health is to submit to a controlled study where variables are minimized or taken out altogether.

    2. There's some debate in the scientific community about the extent of harm that comes from polymers containing saturated hydrocarbon chains. However, it's a fact that high levels of triglycerides in the bloostream are conclusively related to atherosclerosis.

    Egg yolk is high in palmitate, which negatively affects regulation of insulin and leptin in the body. Beta cells do not welcomely befriend palmitate when they encounter it.

    But egg yolk is not the only source of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon chains. Chances are you're getting enough of those from other dietetic sources. So even if you stopped eating them, my guess is they won't make that much of a difference. You're welcome to eat as much food high in sat. fats as you can and see how it affects your health. I will go ahead and continue to do the opposite.
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    May 06, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    pinochoboy saiddo you guys eat the whole eggs???? or just whites?


    I eat the entire egg. Why waste the protein?

    I'd find a way to use the eggshell too, if there was a sensible way of doing so (though I've read that crushing the eggshells and putting it in with coffee grounds in a percolator can help reduce some of the bitterness from the coffee).

    I don't have a percolator, so I really cannot test that idea.