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    Eggs, mortality and Dr. Greger
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    heretk posted:
    He is quoting Harvard Physician's Study in his youtube video, saying that "7 or more eggs per week is helpful - if one wants an early death". This is not entirely accurate, see my post here .
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    jc3737 responded:

    Play Armchair EpidemiologistWhen you think about it, what is different about men who eat eggs every day compared to men who don't? We could make up a lot of theories here. They are not eating oatmeal as much (because they are having eggs for breakfast); they are more likely to eat toast with lots of butter? How about bacon -— that goes with eggs a lot. The study didn't address these kinds of links. You can come up with your own reason that men who eat lots of eggs would be less healthy -— a lot is left out of this picture.
     
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    jc3737 replied to jc3737's response:
    Table 1 Characteristics of 21,327 participants according to categories of egg consumption in the Physicians' Health Study * VariablesWeekly egg consumption in the Physicians' Health StudyP for trend<1
    (n=4,564)1
    (n=6,627)2-4
    (n=6,983)5-6
    (n=1,421)7
    (n=1,732)Age (y)53.0?9.353.4?9.353.6?9.554.1?9.456.8?10.1<0.0001Body mass index (kg/m2)24.5?2.624.7?2.724.9?2.725.2?2.925.0?3.2<0.0001Vegetable intake (servings / week)7.9?5.08.0?4.68.2?4.68.2?4.68.6?5.1<0.0001Breakfast cereal (7 /week) [%>24.124.015.910.811.8<0.0001Parental history of premature MI (%)10.89.19.57.27.2<0.0001Hypercholesterolemia (%)13.612.211.310.810.5<0.0001Current smoking (%)8.09.812.014.916.7<0.0001Current alcohol drinking (%)71.075.075.574.573.9<0.0001Exercise 1 / week (%)71.872.672.972.769.9<0.0001History of diabetes (%)1.21.82.02.35.2<0.0001History of Hypertension (%)21.923.823.925.428.5<0.0001History of atrial fibrillation (%)1.31.51.31.81.30.67Current use of multivitamins (%)20.018.619.920.224.00.001Aspirin assignment (%)49.549.550.351.650.10.22


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