1. Eggs are healthy after all

    Cholesterol in eggs proven safe for the heart

    Too much fat! Too much cholesterol! And don't you dare touch that yolk!

    There's been so much nagging over eggs that you might be tempted to eat them in secret, just so you don't have to listen to it all.

    Well, egg lovers, it's time to come out of your shell -- because new research finds that all the fat and cholesterol in egg yolks that's supposedly so bad for you does exactly bupkis to your heart and stroke risk.

    That's right... eating eggs -- yolk and all -- won't increase your risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new look at data on more than a quarter million participants in eight studies.

    Of course, old habits die hard in the mainstream -- so even the researchers behind this new study in BMJ are having a hard time figuring out what it means.

    One of them even told the New York Times that people should keep their egg habits to one a day, max -- despite admitting that there's NO DATA to show that two, three, or more will hurt you.

    There is no data... because it doesn't exist!

    Fact is, eggs are and always have been among the healthiest things you could possibly eat -- and studies over the years have found time and time again that eggs won't increase the risk of heart problems or stroke.

    Studies have shown that eating two eggs a day won't increase cholesterol levels, either -- even in people who already have supposedly high cholesterol (not that you should be worried about cholesterol in the first here to learn how to get more information).

    So go ahead and eat your eggs -- yolks and all -- they're perfect for breakfast. And hard-boiled, they're a portable snack that can give you a pick-me-up anytime and anyplace you need it.

  2. Study claims egg yolks are dangerous

    Playing chicken over eggs

    Eggs... as dangerous as cigarettes???

    Researchers out of Canada claim egg yolks do almost as much damage to the arteries as cigarettes. And all I can say is, these guys are going to have some serious egg on their face.

    First of all, cigarettes aren't nearly as dangerous as you've been led to believe. (It's true! Read this for more.)

    But secondly, and more importantly, eggs are just about the healthiest things you could eat, yolk and all, and don't let the new study in the journal Atherosclerosis scare you away.

    In this one, researchers found that people who said they ate the most eggs -- based on a singly survey, by the way -- had a higher risk of clogged arteries than those who ate the fewest eggs.

    And of course, the researchers jumped to the conclusion that this is the fault of their all-time favorite villain, cholesterol. Since egg yolks are loaded with the stuff, that MUST be the cause of those corroded arteries, right?


    As I've told you before, cholesterol is not your enemy But even if you (wrongly) want to believe it is, studies have proven time and again that the cholesterol in egg yolks will not raise the levels of cholesterol in the blood.

    That's a fact.

    If you really want to know why the egg-eaters had such clogged-up pipes, don't look at the eggs. Look at everything else they ate -- which the researchers DIDN'T do, by the way.

    They were in such a hurry to blame the eggs that they never bothered to ask about the rest of the patients' eating habits, but I can tell you without looking that people who eat the most of anything tend to eat the most of everything.

    They're overeaters.

    And that, in an eggshell, is what's really putting them at risk.

  3. How egg breakfasts help you eat less lunch

    Eggs aren't just delicious -- they can also help you feel fuller longer, so you'll eat less in the morning and less for lunch.
  4. Can veganism cause pancreatic cancer?

    Pancreatic cancer is the disease that ultimately claimed the life of Steve Jobs last year -- and if a guy with all that power and money can't beat it, you know it's bad news. But I can't help but wonder if the guy's vegan lifestyle did him in -- because there's a key mineral that can minimize your risk of this deadly cancer... and if you're munching on bunny chow, you're missing out.
  5. Twinkies for breakfast

    No sane parent would give a kid Twinkies for breakfast -- yet moms and dads across the country routinely let their children gobble up bowl after bowl after bowl of cereal.
  6. The brain nutrient you're not getting

    Nothing can sap your brain quite like aging. Let Father Time do his worst, and you won't even remember what you had for breakfast anymore. Unless, of course, your breakfasts consist of eggs, eggs and more eggs.
  7. Eggs won't make you diabetic

    Imagine doing a study on aspirin and heart risk... and concluding that eggs cause diabetes. Well, imagine no more -- because researchers have managed to do just that: A "new" study that links eggs to diabetes was actually based entirely on data from two older studies -- one on aspirin and heart risk, the other on vitamins and heart risk.
  8. Shake away diabetes?

    I've seen oodles of wack-a-doodle diabetes treatments in my time -- but this one takes the shake. I mean "shake" and not "cake" because that's what you'll get on this daffy new plan: diet shakes, and not much else.
  9. Eggs-tremely good news from the henhouse

    Turns out eggs aren't so bad for you after all. That's right! You can even eat the yolks now. (Of course, if you've been listening to me, you never stopped eating them in the first place.)
  10. Researchers warn of third world diseases in the U.S.

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    Schistosomiasis is caused by flatworms that live in snail-infested fresh water; this water is contaminated by worm eggs when infected people urinate or defecate into it.

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