Nowhere in nutrition are the debates more fierce than with eggs. Some claim eating an egg is like “smoking 5 cigarettes,” while others say eggs are a super food. Who is right? What would your blood work look like if you ate 21 eggs a week for one month? It’s hard to say, but we do know that those of us who are cholesterol hyper-absorbers can see greater changes in blood lipids when eating large amounts of dietary cholesterol. In this episode, John discusses his blood work after a 21 eggs a week for one month dietary experiment. The results, especially for his Lp(a) number are surprising.
This Episode Covers:
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on eggs and heart disease [1:20];
- 21 eggs a week diet experiment [5:30];
- Discussing my APOB result [11:50];
- Lp(a) particles are cholesterol rich [16:20];
- Lab tests for measuring hyper absorption [18:00]
Here is a link to the recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study on eggs and their impact on blood lipids.