The Deception of Research


The Journal of the American Dietetic Assoc recently reported that there was a relationship between egg intake and heart failure. The inference is that egg consumption could lead to heart failure. However, when you read the abstract a few things become clear. One, the data is from 1987 to 1995. During this time period eggs were on the “forbidden fruit” list. The other food category that was associated with heart failure was high fat dairy products also “forbidden fruit” at the time. Whole grains were associated with a lower risk.

Eating as described in the study would have been described as “healthy” at the time the study was conducted. This is another “eggs are bad” study with no real research to support it. What I think the study does show is that those who attempt to follow the dietary guidelines currently available will have a lower chance of heart failure. What do you think?

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