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Old 06-11-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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Oh these stupid studies. One day they say this causes cancer, the next year they say they discovered it has health benefits. Eat this, don't eat that, exercise blah, blah, blah. Then you turn the tv on the news and see where another health or fitness expert dropped dead at the age of 52.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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Who is telling people that?

The most often recommended diet these days in the Mediterranean diet, which includes up to four whole eggs per week.
4 whole eggs per week? I eat 6 per day for breakfast.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Oh these stupid studies. One day they say this causes cancer, the next year they say they discovered it has health benefits. Eat this, don't eat that, exercise blah, blah, blah. Then you turn the tv on the news and see where another health or fitness expert dropped dead at the age of 52.
You have to wonder if these studies might be tainted by lobbyists too. Obviously, a study report like this does wonders for companies that sell eggs.

Just ridiculous that in 2018, we still can't definitely say if eggs are good or bad for you. Same thing with coffee.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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You have to wonder if these studies might be tainted by lobbyists too. Obviously, a study report like this does wonders for companies that sell eggs.

Just ridiculous that in 2018, we still can't definitely say if eggs are good or bad for you. Same thing with coffee.
To say unequivocally if something is "good" for you then you would have to study that food in relation to every single disease and health condition known to man - then add all of those up to see if it comes out to a "negative" or a "positive". Then you have this aggregated picture - of course keeping in the back of your mind that it influences different conditions in different ways.

So - what we have for now are individual studies usually looking at a particular disease or related diseases - just because something seems to have a negative impact on heart disease doesn't mean it has a negative impact on colon cancer (or skin cancer, or ovarian cancer, or prostate cancer...and on and on).

What you read in the news one month is the impact of coffee on heart disease and you say "yayyyyy!". Then the next month there is a different result for coffee and colon cancer "ohhhhh...now it's "bad" and I can't drink coffee any more!". Yeah...people and physiology are complex...we'll just have to deal with it....or practice moderation.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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I also believe moderation is the key. You cannot just eat eggs all the time. Any medical professional or nutritionist with good intentions would say that your overall eating pattern says a lot about your health. It is better to eat a varied diet than to concentrate on individual foods. That I think is the key to good health.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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I remember watching a weight loss show many years ago. The guy on the show was eating 40 small apples a day (amount other things) and was obese. The doctor said "If anyone eats 40 of anything, they will gain weight". I'm not sure why that saying stuck with me.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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To say unequivocally if something is "good" for you then you would have to study that food in relation to every single disease and health condition known to man - then add all of those up to see if it comes out to a "negative" or a "positive". Then you have this aggregated picture - of course keeping in the back of your mind that it influences different conditions in different ways.

So - what we have for now are individual studies usually looking at a particular disease or related diseases - just because something seems to have a negative impact on heart disease doesn't mean it has a negative impact on colon cancer (or skin cancer, or ovarian cancer, or prostate cancer...and on and on).

What you read in the news one month is the impact of coffee on heart disease and you say "yayyyyy!". Then the next month there is a different result for coffee and colon cancer "ohhhhh...now it's "bad" and I can't drink coffee any more!". Yeah...people and physiology are complex...we'll just have to deal with it....or practice moderation.
Great points. I agree that moderation is pretty much the key with lots of fruits and veggies.
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