X-Message-Number: 12149
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:21:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: (fwd) Re: egg whites

From: Doug Skrecky <>
Newsgroups: misc.fitness.weights

Will Brink <> wrote:

> Better question: why do people bother removing the yolks?

 Dietary cholesterol has been associated with increased risk of
cardiovascular disease. However some studies have suprisingly not found
any risk associated with egg consumption.
 Data from (BMJ 300: 771-3 1990):

              Myocardial Infarction Relative risk
Consumption:  Low       Medium        High
Eggs           1          1.2          0.8
Meat           1          0.8          1.5
Carrots        1          0.5          0.4

 This unexpected result might derive from the strong cholesterol lowering
effects of egg white itself. (J Nutr Sci Vitaminol 42: 87-96 1996) As far
as lowering cardiovascular disease risk, it looks like egg whites are
right up there with arginine rich nut protein. 
 I fry mine in olive oil.

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