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  • hotel4dogshotel4dogs Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    My husband has had a quadruple bypass, a triple bypass, and 6 stents.
    His cardiologist told him not to eat more than 2-4 eggs per month. He says that, if you don't have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol, eggs are perfectly okay. But if you do, then they are not.
  • DilvishDilvish Posts: 397Member Member Posts: 397Member Member
    The study also states that the link to eggs being "bad" is often associated with what is eaten with them. Traditional western diets that include eggs often have a fair serving of saturated fat and sodium associated with the eggs (bacon, sausages, steak, fried potatoes, buttered toast etc.).

    I eat eggs regularly, usually hard boiled, by themselves or mixed with olive oil based mayonnaise and my blood cholesterol is fine, even though mine is treated with statins due to a genetic condition. I just tend to eat them without saturated fat.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 844Member Member Posts: 844Member Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    saintor1 wrote: »
    glassyo wrote: »
    saintor1 wrote: »
    I need to cut my 3x-a-week breakfast with 2 eggs (no yolk) and bacon. I blame this for my high 174 total cholesterol.

    174 is normal. It's over 200 when you should maybe do something.

    By medical current standards, you are correct. Except that about 1/3 of heart strokes are in people with total cholesterol ranging 150-200. You almost never see heart strokes in people with total cholesterol below 150. This is where I want to be.

    A couple of years ago my cholesterol of 139 was flagged on my results as too low... that lab said total cholesterol was supposed to be between 140 and 200. Seems like 140-150 is a very narrow result to be shooting for.

    Low cholesterol is where strokes seem to happen. :(
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299064/
    Not stroke, but a particular kind of stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage. Ischemic stroke is strongly associated with dyslipidemia and statin therapy is still advised as a potential preventative for it:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4774119/
    Given the relative prevalence of heart attack (not sure what heart stroke is) plus ischemic stroke versus prevalence of ICH, it is probably still a better average health outcome to have a lower cholesterol. It also seems ICH is influenced by blood pressure and low and high BMI, particularly both combined, so tackling those in comparison to trying to have a high cholesterol seems a better preventative.
  • DerpesDerpes Posts: 2,024Member Member Posts: 2,024Member Member
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    We have eggs on the dark side
    edited May 20
  • ladyreva78ladyreva78 Posts: 4,027Member Member Posts: 4,027Member Member
    JB1775 wrote: »
    Three to four eggs a week huh? I eat 3/day. Maybe I should cut back. Just to save some money.

    I dunno what you pay for eggs. I was getting a dozen for $0.48, they have gone back up to a more typical $0.88/dozen here.

    Eggs are one of the cheapest sources of protein and IIRC the most bio available protein to humans.

    10 eggs around here cost $5.90 (not organic...)

    By far not the cheapest protein source you can find here. I am a smidgen jealous at your prices.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,022Member Member Posts: 4,022Member Member
    Derpes wrote: »
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    We have eggs on the dark side

    We also have cookies. So, really, it's a win-win.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 3,489Member Member Posts: 3,489Member Member
    ladyreva78 wrote: »
    JB1775 wrote: »
    Three to four eggs a week huh? I eat 3/day. Maybe I should cut back. Just to save some money.

    I dunno what you pay for eggs. I was getting a dozen for $0.48, they have gone back up to a more typical $0.88/dozen here.

    Eggs are one of the cheapest sources of protein and IIRC the most bio available protein to humans.

    10 eggs around here cost $5.90 (not organic...)

    By far not the cheapest protein source you can find here. I am a smidgen jealous at your prices.

    Non organic would be about $1.79/dozen here, no discount/special.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,022Member Member Posts: 4,022Member Member
    Phirrgus wrote: »
    glassyo wrote: »
    Derpes wrote: »
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    We have eggs on the dark side

    We also have cookies. So, really, it's a win-win.

    I've eaten many cookies lately.

    Made from scratch.

    With Eggs.

    Triple win. B)

    Ooooo win-win-win. I feel like we're in Las Vegas. :)

    (Also, a client just brought us homemade chocolate chip cookies and I may have over done it. And they were NOT small either.)
  • Katie0520BKatie0520B Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    It kills me when these people say that cholesterol in eggs is bad for you buy then go and eat a piece of chicken. Face-to-Palm moment of the day.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 3,489Member Member Posts: 3,489Member Member
    Katie0520B wrote: »
    It kills me when these people say that cholesterol in eggs is bad for you buy then go and eat a piece of chicken. Face-to-Palm moment of the day.

    Why? I don't actually buy that dietary cholesterol is bad for most of us, but eggs have way more than chicken (chicken is reasonably low -- 100 g of chicken breast with skin has 64 mg). 2 eggs (also about 100 g) would have fewer calories, but 372 mg of cholesterol, and about 1.2x as much sat fat (2.67 g vs. 3.13 g).

    Before you woo: I am not saying eggs are bad for us, I am not convinced that is true at all.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,605Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,605Member, Premium Member
    I dare them to come between me and my eggs. I double dog dare them. 😤
  • ecjimecjim Posts: 740Member Member Posts: 740Member Member
    The only question I have is -- fried or scrambled ?
    edited July 6
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Posts: 1,904Member Member Posts: 1,904Member Member
    ecjim wrote: »
    The only question I have is -- fried or scrambled ?

    I just had scrambled. So good.
  • OooohToastOooohToast Posts: 257Member Member Posts: 257Member Member
    I eat at least two duck eggs a day - here in the UK, eggs are considered close to a nutritionally optimum food ! My cholsterol was also summarised as 'excellent' last time it was checked.
  • OooohToastOooohToast Posts: 257Member Member Posts: 257Member Member
    ecjim wrote: »
    The only question I have is -- fried or scrambled ?

    Fried - soft yolk !
  • FriendlyNeighborhoodEngineerFriendlyNeighborhoodEngineer Posts: 901Member Member Posts: 901Member Member
    I haven't read everything in this thread. I was eating very junkie for a while and had high cholesterol my last blood test. I cut it back to pretty much a diet of Chicken vegetables rice with occasionally almonds and bananas for snacks. The only thing I'm questioning is my brother-in-law gave me a recipe for a morning omelette that has half a cup of egg whites and one whole egg in it. I don't eat the Omelette every morning, because I don't always have time for breakfast, but The Omelette is the only food I eat for breakfast when I can. Any thoughts or concerns?
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 3,489Member Member Posts: 3,489Member Member
    I don't see any reason to worry about it.
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