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(The Atlantic)   Turns out, eggs aren't as bad for you as smoking   (theatlantic.com) divider line 125
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2012-08-27 02:24:28 PM  
What if I smoke eggs?
 
2012-08-27 02:29:27 PM  
Sounds like one of those egg council creeps got to the Atlantic too, huh.
 
2012-08-27 03:08:40 PM  
Well unprotected sex with HIV-positive transexuals is safer than playing Russian roulette with five of the six chambers loaded so perhaps we should all start barebacking those trannies, huh?
 
2012-08-27 03:20:15 PM  

CommieTaoist: Well unprotected sex with HIV-positive transexuals is safer than playing Russian roulette with five of the six chambers loaded so perhaps we should all start barebacking those trannies, huh?


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2012-08-27 03:42:17 PM  
Got dammit, I quit egging FOR NOTHING?
 
2012-08-27 04:15:07 PM  

CommieTaoist: Well unprotected sex with HIV-positive transexuals is safer than playing Russian roulette with five of the six chambers loaded so perhaps we should all start barebacking those trannies, huh?


Yeah, it's all fine and dandy until things get shiatty...
 
2012-08-27 04:15:30 PM  
After sex, wouldn't you rather eat an egg?
/just egging you on
 
2012-08-27 04:16:03 PM  
img1.fark.net
 
2012-08-27 04:16:40 PM  

cig-mkr: After sex, wouldn't you rather eat an egg?
/just egging you on


Great, here come the bad yokes...
 
2012-08-27 04:17:42 PM  
img96.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-27 04:18:59 PM  

Charlie Chingas: cig-mkr: After sex, wouldn't you rather eat an egg?
/just egging you on

Great, here come the bad yokes...


Ovary funny, you guys... knock it off!
 
2012-08-27 04:19:36 PM  
omelette you guys argue about this.
 
2012-08-27 04:19:52 PM  
Heh. This is a bunch of BS.

/2 eggs each week, fried in butter with bacon
//pack of smokes a day
///I'm as healthy as a hor ....hors ....horse (*thud*)
 
2012-08-27 04:21:16 PM  
Dude, don;t bogart the egg
 
2012-08-27 04:21:19 PM  
Obvious tag broken?
 
2012-08-27 04:21:26 PM  
I agree 100% with the conclusion of the study in TFA. Moreover, I think you should eat Sugar Pops from a cardboard box for breakfast every day; Micky Dees Bacon-Cheese Burger with supersized fries and soda for lunch, and a TV try dinner (or three) every evening for supper.

"Big Food" has a plan for you, and I think you should follow it.
 
2012-08-27 04:21:29 PM  
FTA: But many believe there are issues with this study's methodology as well as the way the authors drew their conclusion. First, the study was based on recall questionnaires, which are notoriously unreliable. More importantly, the authors singled out one food from the patients' diets and determined this caused the trend towards atherosclerosis. They could have picked another food at random -- say the toast eaten with the eggs -- and drawn an associative relationship between toast and atherosclerosis.

Doctor: So Bob, I see that on our questionnaire that you've marked that you have regularly consumed tomato juice

Bob: Yep, once a day. I think.

Doctor: Interesting. I guess that would explain why your liver is shutting down

Bob: What?

Doctor: Don't you know? Out of six random people I asked about their liver shutting down, each one of them said that they both regularly consumed tomato juice for years at a time

Bob: This doesn't have anything to do with the 6 whiskeys I have every evening?

Doctor: Nope.

Bob: Well, then excuse me while I whip this out [glug]
 
2012-08-27 04:22:19 PM  
Now you tell me, after I just polished off a huge plate of Marlboros Benedict.
 
2012-08-27 04:22:50 PM  
Study younger people next time, n00bs.
 
2012-08-27 04:23:39 PM  
I still won't smoke eggs.
 
2012-08-27 04:30:17 PM  
beeheavenfarm.files.wordpress.com

It's like someone has a hating for eggs, or perhaps egg farms. Cholesterol levels are more related to fitness than dietary levels.
 
2012-08-27 04:30:24 PM  
unknowncritics.com
 
2012-08-27 04:30:47 PM  
 
2012-08-27 04:32:49 PM  
Everything in moderation. Including moderation. Moderately of course.
 
2012-08-27 04:32:53 PM  
My Ecig is already in the mail, it's time.
/never giving up eggs though
 
2012-08-27 04:33:27 PM  
The writers spelt defence wrong.
 
2012-08-27 04:34:42 PM  
smokingmeatforums.com

gigity
 
2012-08-27 04:34:49 PM  
is smoking REALLY as bad as smoking?
 
2012-08-27 04:34:54 PM  
I'd like to see the results of doing aerobic exercise daily and eat a strict vegan diet for 3 months then test your cholesterol. Then do the same thing except with at least one egg a day for 3 months and test your cholesterol. I'm honestly curious to know what the results would be.
 
2012-08-27 04:41:11 PM  
The only smoking I've ever enjoyed was smoking meats over a blend of hickory and oak.
 
2012-08-27 04:41:52 PM  

vodka: I'd like to see the results of doing aerobic exercise daily and eat a strict vegan diet for 3 months then test your cholesterol. Then do the same thing except with at least one egg a day for 3 months and test your cholesterol. I'm honestly curious to know what the results would be.


I once ate a strict vegan, 10% fat diet for 10 months. After 2 months my total cholesterol dropped from 228 to 138 (it had been as high as 256). My triglycerides dropped from 263 to 150 (top of normal range) in the same 2 months. A little googling will show that elevated trigs are much more indicative of heart issues.

Low-carbers typically show TC about 150 (top of normal range) and trigs below 100 (excellent), even when they eat half a dozen eggs a day.

As Dr Wu points out in TFA, from the info given there are no scientifically defensible conclusions to be drawn from the study.
 
2012-08-27 04:44:40 PM  
www.absolutely-unbelievable.com
 
2012-08-27 04:44:54 PM  

Parthenogenetic


Charlie Chingas: cig-mkr: After sex, wouldn't you rather eat an egg?
/just egging you on

Great, here come the bad yokes...

Ovary funny, you guys... knock it off!


If you've heard one ovum, you've heard them all.
 
2012-08-27 04:45:00 PM  
What about coffee?
 
2012-08-27 04:45:54 PM  

wildcardjack: [beeheavenfarm.files.wordpress.com image 850x721]

It's like someone has a hating for eggs, or perhaps egg farms. Cholesterol levels are more related to fitness than dietary levels.


Is it just me or does the chick on the left of the picture look like he is planning on taking the chick on the right to a quite place in the forest and giving her a good hard rogering....
 
2012-08-27 04:47:18 PM  
Did they eat bacon with those eggs?
 
2012-08-27 04:47:22 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi


What about coffee?


It's still okay to smoke coffee.
 
2012-08-27 04:48:12 PM  
I love mixing soy sauce into the runny yolk and making a creamy sauce for my biscuits and sausages.
 
2012-08-27 04:50:29 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Now you tell me, after I just polished off a huge plate of Marlboros Benedict.


Yea no shiat. After the eggs are evil articles last week I stopped eating a big 7 egg omelet while smoking 3 or 4 Marlboros with my morning coffee. I missed that omelet!
 
2012-08-27 04:51:05 PM  
So, what about second-hand yolk?
 
2012-08-27 04:51:06 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: What about coffee?


I'd love some, thanks.
 
2012-08-27 04:51:37 PM  
So, moderate drinking is bad for you again?
 
2012-08-27 04:52:08 PM  

NutznGum: img96.imageshack.us


YOU BETTER RUN, EGG!
 
2012-08-27 04:52:29 PM  

vodka: I'm honestly curious to know what the results would be.


It would likely be inconclusive, just like the other studies that go both ways on whether dietary cholesterol has a significant impact on blood cholesterol. In all likelihood it's not as simple as saying "dietary cholesterol does/does-not increase blood cholesterol" -- there are probably other factors that control your absorption of dietary cholesterol, but we haven't isolated those co-factors yet so no one has anything much to say about it other than "inconclusive".
 
2012-08-27 04:53:06 PM  

wildcardjack: [beeheavenfarm.files.wordpress.com image 850x721]

It's like someone has a hating for eggs, or perhaps egg farms. Cholesterol levels are more related to fitness than dietary levels.


Mama says: Don't forget genetics!
 
2012-08-27 04:53:30 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: What if I smoke eggs?


Everything in moderation FNB....keep it to a half dozen a day and you should be fine.
 
2012-08-27 04:54:59 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue.
 
2012-08-27 04:55:35 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Parthenogenetic

Charlie Chingas: cig-mkr: After sex, wouldn't you rather eat an egg?
/just egging you on

Great, here come the bad yokes...

Ovary funny, you guys... knock it off!


If you've heard one ovum, you've heard them all.


I'm cracking up ovary here...
 
2012-08-27 04:56:02 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: I agree 100% with the conclusion of the study in TFA. Moreover, I think you should eat Sugar Pops from a cardboard box for breakfast every day; Micky Dees Bacon-Cheese Burger with supersized fries and soda for lunch, and a TV try dinner (or three) every evening for supper.

"Big Food" has a plan for you, and I think you should follow it.


StoneColdAtheist: vodka: I'd like to see the results of doing aerobic exercise daily and eat a strict vegan diet for 3 months then test your cholesterol. Then do the same thing except with at least one egg a day for 3 months and test your cholesterol. I'm honestly curious to know what the results would be.

I once ate a strict vegan, 10% fat diet for 10 months. After 2 months my total cholesterol dropped from 228 to 138 (it had been as high as 256). My triglycerides dropped from 263 to 150 (top of normal range) in the same 2 months. A little googling will show that elevated trigs are much more indicative of heart issues.

Low-carbers typically show TC about 150 (top of normal range) and trigs below 100 (excellent), even when they eat half a dozen eggs a day.

As Dr Wu points out in TFA, from the info given there are no scientifically defensible conclusions to be drawn from the study.


I lived on Chicken Littles from KFC one summer. Ate nothing else. My cholesterol dropped 100 points in two months, much to my doctor's amazement. (I hadn't been paying any attention, as per usual.) YMMV: I always ordered them plain, without the mayonnaise.

/Then, of course, KFC stopped selling them. Big Food, you win!
 
2012-08-27 04:56:21 PM  

TheWhoppah: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' gluehorses.


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