Do Eggs Increase Your Risk Of Early Death From A Heart Attack? | Dr. Nick Z.

Do Eggs Increase Your Risk Of Early Death From A Heart Attack? | Dr. Nick Z.


In this video, we’ll uncover the brand-new
study that tells us that eating eggs is going to cause heart disease. Hi Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Dr. Zyrowski
and welcome back to the channel. Now if you’re new to the channel, it’s a pleasure to have
you here. Be sure to subscribe, hit that bell notification, and join our notification community
so I can help you excel your health and your life. Now in this video we’re talking about is eating
eggs bad for your heart. Recently the Journal of American Medical Association basically
came out with this study saying that you’re eating eggs is going to increase your risk
of heart disease and it’s going to increase your rate of mortality, which is very scary
stuff. And I can tell you that I feel like I’m losing brain cells as I’m talking about
this. But the problem is, is that I’ve done a lot of different content around the topic
of eggs and how healthy they are. So a lot of people are asking me this, so though I
don’t want to cover this, because I think it’s just kind of craziness, I’m going to
just for the people who are getting confused, because this is one of the things that just
becomes absolutely appalling about people who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle
is they keep running into this stuff like this that just totally confuses them. Many
of the major media outlets took this story and ran with it just saying eggs are going
to kill you. So let’s breeze through this topic and get to the bottom of it. Now when we look at this 2019 JAMA study here,
basically what we find is that this is an observational study. So this isn’t a new study
in the sense of they just did this double blinded study and they went in and figured
this out. It’s just they went and looked at a whole bunch of old studies. They took six
different studies dating back to 1985. Dating back to 1985 – and that’s the first problem
is that people live different today than they used to in 1985. So when you’re basing information
off of that, there’s going to be a lot of flawed information. A couple things to take
into consideration. Fact – people exercise more today than they did back then. Fact – people
don’t smoke as much today as they did back then. And other fact – people were probably
cooking their eggs in margarine back then because they thought butter was extremely
dangerous. There’s so many different things that people were doing back then and they
just didn’t know any different. So we know better now and so most people are making better
decisions. So we have to take that into consideration when we look at stuff dating back this far. Next is that the study was questionnaire based.
This becomes a little bit of a problem because when you do these questionnaire-based studies,
a lot of people don’t remember the information they’re asking for, but they will give an
answer anyway. So basically, if I say, what did you eat for breakfast two months ago on
Monday. Well you probably have no idea and most people don’t. And the same thing happens
in clinical practice all the time, right? We work with people and we ask them questions
like on a scale of one to 10 what was the pain at the onset of this problem? What is
it now? What is it at his best? What was it at its worst? And people will start going,
I don’t know, I don’t remember. Well, it’s the same thing when you start asking people
what they ate, how much turkey they ate, how much meat they ate, how many eggs they ate.
People just don’t remember these kinds of details. But they’ll tend to go and lean a
certain bias. So we have to take that into consideration. Now we look at this, what they
determined is 300 milligrams of cholesterol – mind you, that’s two eggs – 300 milligrams
of cholesterol will increase cardiovascular disease by 17%, increase mortality rate by
18% okay? And every time you add half an egg, again, it’s going to increase this number
by 6% and every time you add half an egg in on top of those two eggs, once again, it’s
going to increase this number by 8%. Okay? So what they’re finding basically in this
study is that you are going to die as a result of cholesterol. Now, once again, take into
consideration, this is only two eggs right here. So, that’s really crazy numbers right
there. One of the things that they found with this study too is there’s a conflict of interest
in the release of the funding support and disclosure. And so what they found basically
is that with this study that they don’t really know who’s funding it, and the people who
are funding it that they do know of, it’s kind of a conflict of interest. And that’s
a big problem with many studies out there. Most people are funding studies with their
agenda and that’s basically what they’re saying with this study right here. Next here is there’s weak correlation. There’s
weak correlation between eggs actually causing the heart disease and increase in mortality,
right? And when you have a weak correlation, that’s a big problem because at a week level
you can correlate almost anything. I bet you at a weak level we can correlate eating eggs
to causing car accidents, right? Because if you were to go and look at how many people
get in car accidents, there’s a good chance that they ate an egg in that day. And so,
you have to understand some of the goofy things that can come into consideration here when
we talk about weak correlation, and it happens a lot when somebody who has an agenda is trying
to actually correlate things in research. Next here is there is no control. So once
again, I say this all the time, when you talk about certain foods like eating high fat diet
for instance, and that causing health concerns, one of the things we have to consider is what
else is a person doing? In this study there was no control to say, okay, yeah, these people
were eating eggs, but they’re also smoking. They didn’t exercise. They drank two sodas
a day and they were eating fast food for the most part. So, there’s nobody actually determining
that. And so that’s a big thing to take into consideration because of course if you’re
eating eggs compiled with an absolutely horrible lifestyle, it’s going to cause some serious
problems. So, we have to take that into consideration. And then the last thing I want to know here
is what’s the motive? What’s the motive behind taking something that we know is a good health
food that has been around for thousands of years and been consumed by the population
forever and trying to demonize it all the time. I mean like are we going to start demonizing
exercise and say stop doing that because it’s killing you. And there’s these different truisms
that we are 100% aware of that are good for us that aren’t going to cause health problems.
But yet there’s these studies that come out that are just smashing them like a high fat,
low carb Diet. And so, when we look at this, my question was what’s the motive? What’s
the goal here? What’s the interest in doing this? And so, what I want to do is hear your
thoughts, put it in the comment section down here below. What’s your thoughts? Why are
they going in and trying to demonize eggs? What’s the purpose of it? Put your thoughts
in the comments section below. I’d love to know. And the other thing I want to mention here
is just egg nutrition. Once again, I always tell people it’s a perfect food. It’s great
in so many ways is loaded with choline and it’s good for the brain, lots of vitamins
in here, lots of antioxidants. It’s high in fat, high in protein, and it has about 77
calories per egg. So overall eggs are very good, healthy foods. So put your thoughts
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