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10/28/11 8:08 P

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The study is based on on a large number of participants over 14 years, for a total of over 300 thousand human years of data. Presumably if you only control for eggs then the sample populations are large enough to be virtually identical in every way both in health background and in diet.

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10/28/11 2:02 P

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I'm skeptical about the findings of this article. First, what other health/dietary/genetic factors were involved in these test subjects? For the people consuming 1/2 egg/week, did they consume exactly the same other foods as the 2/wk subjects? This would isolate the evil egg. I've seen quite a few articles that condemn a certain food, while they don't address the overall diet/health/genetic components of the test subjects.

Just saying... it could be accurate, but I'd ask questions. Especially since I eat quite a number of eggs per week. Two a day on the weekend for after-workout protein, plus at other times during the week, as well as I'm sure as an ingredient in the foods I eat normally. I probably consume 6 eggs a week all told.

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10/27/11 10:41 P

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Have not reached the source article yet (maybe a local library), but did find this article about prostate cancer and nutrition from March of this year on line emedicine.medscape.com/article/45319
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10/27/11 11:25 A

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The full article is behind a paywall, and it aint cheap.

I presume 'foods with egg in them' would be calculated as being part of total egg consumption, unless the proportion of egg was negligible. e.g. slice of quiche might count as 1 egg, slice of sponge cake half an egg, bagel with egg white glaze 0 eggs.

Yes the large increase in the risk is a big deal. The other thing studied in this extensive research was meat consumption post diagnosis (of cancer). "There were suggestive, but not statistically significant, positive associations between post-diagnostic poultry and post-diagnostic processed red meat consumption and risk of progression of localized prostate cancer to lethal disease."

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Hard to know what to make of that conclusion. Questions: what was the risk? was doubling that risk a big deal? What other things went along with egg eating? I wonder if I can get my hands on the full article...

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I can't stand eggs, so I eat none, whatsoever.

Does this only include eat eggs by themselves, or does it also include eating foods with eggs in them?

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10/22/11 10:22 A

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There's certainly no differentiation in the research summary regarding egg whites. That's about all I can say.

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10/22/11 10:15 A

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Good to know! Eggwhites ok? I wonder?

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"Men who consumed 2.5 or more eggs per week had an 81% increased risk of lethal prostate cancer compared to men who consumed less than 0.5 eggs per week (HR: 1.81; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.13, 2.89; p-trend: 0.01)."
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Full research summary here: cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournal
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