Report: Eating egg yolks could be as dangerous as smoking
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:50
- Date Aug 19, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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-- welcome back it's no -- A new study suggesting eating eggs could be just as dangerous as smoking.
-- researchers find the cholesterol in jokes can speed up the thickening of the arteries.
Almost as severely as smoking a cigarette.
Well doctor -- -- is a Fox News medical eight seamer.
And vice chairman of the department of urology and cheaper robotics at Mount Sinai Medical Center he weighs in on this topic.
All right so when I solve this I decide -- -- -- sheet oatmeal in the.
That's not bad spot Babylon is actually good but what about BA while this is observational study meaning that I don't want people to think that if they are actually having egg -- They're going to die or have a heart attack the cardiologist from London.
Doctor Spence actually followed about 12100 patients.
What they found was that if you're having too many egg yolks during the week what does that mean if you're having more than four -- York's that we.
It's not a good thing for you and that's as bad as smoking it's going to make -- vessels carotid arteries the vessels -- being the book to their brain.
They care so you're at higher risk of stroke or you can have heart disease.
We've talked in the past this is a very controversial discussions we've talked about the fact -- -- -- actually can increase throughput cholesterol.
Or HDL so it still remains a controversial.
Discussion what about those who use a whites only can they still.
-- eggs without any calls of concern I would argue that actually the your point is very strong and exactly -- a good thing for you it has a lot of proteins.
It has fatty acids we actually need to have -- And even egg -- has some cholesterol you need to have a little bit of cholesterol.
Too much cholesterol is not good for you so.
Each egg -- is about 200 milligrams of cholesterol and about a hundred calories a day so if you're having three to four a dual two week.
You're actually -- an activity that one of the great recommendation is that we're gonna put up for you is.
How much should you be taking if you're at high risk or -- what you should be taken so one of the things that you should be concerned about this is coming from national.
Blog and heart lung institute.
That's going to tell you should consume less than 300 milligram cholesterol predict that's about one and have -- you oaks today okay no more than four whole eggs weekly.
And if you're a high risk patient high blood sugar sugar diabetes high blood pressure stayed away from this and only consume 200 milligram vocalist -- per day.
And that's a very good recommendation it's a -- recommendation -- for those who are accustomed to having their three egg omelets.
On -- routine basis.
Are you telling in the cutback is no you normally -- way I practice medicine it's never that radical -- never say what they say it is.
Moderation is the key if -- Olympics is sooner.
You're really an athlete then you have to build muscle mass and you're exercising you need that you -- that and it's okay because you're burning it.
If you're that -- cash potato you're not really doing anything -- you're not exercising.
Make sure you're not taking too much of this -- right Jamie what did you have for breakfast.
I had eggs I had eggs for breakfast but I want to share a tip -- Tellme a -- a bad person for doing this what I do at restaurants now when I order eggs usually egg whites may be with one -- I say I'm allergic to bother.
Because I worry about the Grail so maybe they'll use -- they want is -- MIA helping myself could that be also a culprit if you have those eggs in order -- Rights and butter that's a great point -- no that's not what that's what Jamie's always with us that it -- things have on house -- but look.
You take away the butter stay away from the cheese of those ads more calories to it.
Stay away from the day can you can actually make this into a very healthy omelet or you can make it into a nightmare so moderation is a key also -- caught sugar.
They can again.
Yeah a little bit of wind a little bit of like you know -- size but you know.
Too much eggs is not everything had finally restoration is a good point for a -- point out -- -- thank you for proving my breakfast at.