Eggs? Why the Headlines Got it All Wrong
A new study published in the medical journal JAMA says, ‘Eggs are bad,’ but are they really?
In this episode, we take a look at the specifics of the study. This particular study is an observational study; it does not prove cause and effect.
An ideal nutritional study would take 10,000 people and have them eat eggs for 20 years, then take another 10,000 people, and for the same time period, keep them from eating eggs to see what happens. Of course, this would be incredibly difficult and very expensive to do.
This recent study surveyed 30,000 people over a 17 year time period, with each person completed one questionnaire about what they’ve been eating. During the time this study was conducted, eggs were considered bad. We were told not to eat eggs; to avoid cholesterol. So people who were eating eggs were likely people who weren’t otherwise health conscious. It doesn’t mean the eggs caused the heart disease.