Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eggs : Risks to Health

Eggs Harmful to Health

Eggs Harmful to Health

May 15, 2013 Eggs increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis published in Atherosclerosis. Researchers reviewed 14 studies and found that those who consumed the most eggs had a 19 and 68 percent increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, respectively, compared with those who ate the fewest eggs. For those who already had diabetes, the risk for developing heart disease from eating the most eggs jumped to 83 percent.

Li Y, Zhou C, Zhou X, Li L. Egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: A meta-analysis. Atherosclerosis. Published ahead of print April 17, 2013.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner TED TALK

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU - YouTube

A beautiful expert debunking of the myths that the popular Paleo diet fad is built on that claims we need to ditch grains and eat mainly meat at a TED Talk at TEDxOU

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Leading UK nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says  "yes processed,  refined grains have a big part to play in the demise of health and rise of chronic disease but so too does modern processed meat. Ditching all grains in favour of meat and dairy for optimal health is delusional. Wholegrain wholemeal foods come with fibre and a host of vitamins and minerals especially B vitamins they are a much more useful food group than meat to combat the problems caused by our modern diet."

"This is a clear case of a little bit of knowledge is dangerous. All the evidence is pointing to a meat based diet is dangerous and increases risk and a plant based diet reduces risk. Yes if you ate wild rabbit and mountain grass fed goat or Scottish wild salmon then you'd likely end up with a better ratio of essential fats but how many people on a paleo diet eat that sort of meat? The evidence from the biggest studies show eating at least 8 portions of veg and fruit a day is the best way to reduce risk of chronic disease"