Thursday, August 23, 2012


EGG AS DANGEROUS AS SMOKING (CNN) - A new study suggests eating egg yolks can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking. The study published online in the journal Atherosclerosis found eating egg yolks regularly increases plaque buildup about two-thirds as much as smoking does. Specifically, patients who ate three or more yolks a week showed significantly more plaque than those who ate two or less yolks per week. It may seem harsh to compare smoking with eating egg yolks, but lead study author Dr. David Spence says researchers needed a way to put it into perspective since both eating cholesterol and smoking increase cardiovascular risks – but the general public believes smoking is far worse for your health. 
The issue is with the yolk, not the egg, says Spence, who is also a professor of neurology at the University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. “One jumbo chicken egg yolk has about 237 milligrams of cholesterol.” Keeping a diet low in cholesterol is key, says Spence. Even if you are young and healthy, eating egg yolks can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases later.

“Just because you are 20 doesn’t mean egg yolks aren’t going to cause any trouble down the line,” Dr. Spence says. For those patients with increased coronary risk, such as diabetics, eating an egg yolk a day can increase coronary risk by two to five-fold, he adds. Atherosclerosis, also called coronary artery disease, occurs when plaque builds up in the blood vessels leading to the heart, specifically the inner arterial wall, and limits the amount of blood that can pass through. Using data from more than 1200 people in London, it appeared those who ate three or more egg yolks a week had significantly more plaque in their arteries than those who ate less. 
The study confirms what doctors already know about eating cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, says Dr, Gordon Tomaselli, chief of cardiology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and the former president of the American Heart Association. “Cholesterol intake should be limited to 300 milligrams a day, particularly in people who have underlying heart disease,” he says.

Eggs are typically considered a ‘superfood,’ full of protein, vitamins and fatty acids.  However, a new study suggests the cholesterol in egg yolks is almost as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Researchers found that eating egg yolks regularly increased the thickness of arterial plaque approximately two-thirds as much as smoking would. This warns that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking. In addition, eggs are products of cruel unnecessary violence on the poor hens performed daily in factory farms.

Spoon Revolutionaries reject all that is harmful to our health and the health of the planet in general ... We have the right to know what we eat, where it comes from, who produces it and what consequences it brings. We have to know and can choose what suits us. If our diet makes others suffer needlessly we are committed to change it and make more people aware of it. The Truly Revolution begins at your plate.. A member of the Spoon Revolution is a 100% vegetarian and he or she does not take the lives of any animals including birds and fish and even does not eat eggs that are the product of the most terrible concentration camps that exist in the world for hens . All that is on your plate should represent the ideals of the Spoon Revolution, and in that way you will be a True Revolutionary, otherwise you will be a hypocrite. It is impossible to consider a person who feels responsible for the environment and is still eating corpses.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
"Manifesto of the Original Kingdom"

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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