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Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?

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Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free recipe from his new HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK. (All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements go to support the 501c3 nonprofit that runs NutritionFacts.org.) DESCRIPTION: Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg industry that saying eggs are nutritious or safe may violate rules against false and misleading advertising. For more peeks behind the egg industry curtain see: • Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-cholesterol-patently-false-and-misleading-claims/) • Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/) • Eggs and Choline: Something Fishy (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-choline-something-fishy/) • Eggs, Choline, and Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-choline-and-cancer/) • Eggs and Diabetes (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-diabetes) • Egg Industry Blind Spot (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/egg-industry-blind-spot/) Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-says-eggs-arent-healthy-or-safe/ and he'll try to answer it! http://www.NutritionFacts.org • Subscribe: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/subscribe • Donate: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/donate • HOW NOT TO DIE: http://nutritionfacts.org/book • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts • Instagram: http://instagram.com/nutrition_facts_org/ • Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NutritionfactsOrgMD • Podcast: http://nutritionfacts.org/audio/
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remzzo (5 days ago)
So egg industry advertisement is regulated unlike organic food market. good to know.
Gary McKinnon (8 days ago)
Great stuff, Dr Greger is humorous and presents well-researched videos, one of the best nutrition channels on youtube.
kaybronson100 (14 days ago)
Eggs are nutritious I love eggs!
albert kevin (15 days ago)
How bout a boil eggs
Marianne Perez (17 days ago)
I have been eating 2 eggs a day for 5 decades and I dont have heart disease. My last total cholesteral was 160 and my ratio is great. I havn't gotten sick from salmonella. I dont understand why I have not gotten sick yet. Im 62 years old and I take vitamins too. I eat vegetarian 3 days a week. I eat alot of vegetables. I exercise and I eat so many dangerous eggs. I was hoping to hear eggs were good. They contain L cysteine which coverts to Glutathione the master antioxidant and eggs are loaded with choline which is great for the brain. I know they are not great in all regards but I have relatives that luved to their ninties and believed in eating soft boiled eggs daily. They did not have heart disease. I dont know what to think.
Paul Aagam (21 days ago)
Wow!
Mr. Larry (23 days ago)
Wow. Im really pissed I wasnt told this stuff years ago!
Mirko Bunjevac (25 days ago)
Very disapointed on this video. Clicked also on a few studies you give under video and of coures it makes me laugh that someone like you doctor or doctor wanna be gives us such a bad links. I mean second study comparing eggs to cigarets is just hilarious. It is observational study therefore we all now that its value is almost zero. And when someone gives me such a bad resource to back up some title its just bad. I took some time and click on a few more studies from your webside and i must say it is absolutely horrific from you because you misguide people with bad science. in almost every study i open from your website there is a conclusion ( hypotesis, if, maybe, should be more investigated and so on). Studies you give us are observatinal and epidemic ones. This are not valid to talk serious, To all the people reading this: First step should be understanding things. Understand how science works and what is a real value study otherwise you are fooled on every corner of your life. If you dont know how something works that is best for doctors like this one to mess up with you. BTW: nothing against vegan or veganisem as long they keep me alone.
Ace Man (28 days ago)
Doctor... can you please explain the new study that concluded an egg a day is actually good for heart health. I have no stake in the game but this smells of industry financed research.
Soham Gupta (28 days ago)
what would you comment on this study that says eating one egg daily is not associated with increase in CVD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29680985
Elton Toledo (28 days ago)
what about the whites Doc?
Smither Case (29 days ago)
scam. fat is good for you. eggs are nutritious. dr greger looks like the face of death. he should eat an egg every now and then.
Techu40 X (29 days ago)
If I eat eggs a lot, I get red pimple like marks on my body. I honestly think they just say this and that about certain stuff to increase production.
emma lane (29 days ago)
FDA and Big Pharma are criminals...they are scoundrels!
Coco Briz (30 days ago)
Pasture raised chickens provide very healthy eggs that are excellent for us.
Sense Versa (1 month ago)
egg-cellent video!
Jeff O (1 month ago)
Doc, the nutrition guidelines are wrong. These same guidelines say that we should be eating lots of cereal, flour, and processed carbs. These guidelines only got us fatter and sicker. If you believe the government is looking out for your health, you really need to wake up. The guidelines are lobby influenced and simply wrong.
MrThehammer171 (1 month ago)
I so I get it he’s a whole plant diet guy............don’t listen to anything this guy says.
Moses dos Santos (1 month ago)
The vegan delusion... too sad.
Michael Parish (1 month ago)
There is nothing wrong with eggs. If there were the Indians in India would be falling over with heart disease as would the vegetarian 7th day Adventists and most of the Blue Zone folks. And none of them are dying from that disease.
Mark Caves (1 month ago)
I love scramble eggs for breakfast w sour cream & butter nobody lives forever so try selling us your dr bullshit ! More ppl die for dr s than any food or gun related study ! See Big Pharmacy & STFU
atila correia (1 month ago)
"Can't say they are nutritious" Really? How about this other video where people ask the vegan experts. https://youtu.be/YT3fDDY3Jwc?t=485 The so called expert says they are very very rich in nutrients... And people feel they are "well informed", lol This is just one of many mistakes I've caught in this whole dieting war logic.
Pythagorean Bean (1 month ago)
Eggs have K2 which takes calcium out of the arteries and sends it to the bones where it's supposed to be.
Tham Van Anh (1 month ago)
great video!
x Whaledream (1 month ago)
This video has to become an ad on YouTube!
x Whaledream (1 month ago)
I boof 10 eggs everyday
Alex Villalobos (1 month ago)
I like eggs and think their pretty healthy
Madison One (1 month ago)
Trying switching to egg whites & see what happens to cholesterol. Ate eggs forever & finally dropped yolks. Cholesterol moved to perfection. They said you can eat 10 eggs/week. I promise 2-3 will jack your cholesterol. Egg whites are safe & excellent protein.
laimonas lb (1 month ago)
oh and uh, *do you even abs bro* ?
laimonas lb (1 month ago)
Coin Ru, You Clearly don't know how lipo-proteins work, having high cholesterol doesn't specifically mean you're at a higher risk of heart disease, Mediterraneans have high cholesterol, but they live over 90 years of age and even much longer, they eat tons of olive oil, nuts seeds, eggs, fish and cured fatty meats like Pancetta and sausage meats like chorizo. Total cholesterol doesn't mean shit. if you knew better you wouldn't have even replied to me :)
Coin Ru (1 month ago)
laimonas lb and the fact that you’re admitting your cholesterol to be high instead of normal levels just proves even more that dietary cholesterol/ egg yolks should be avoided :)
Coin Ru (1 month ago)
laimonas lb dietary cholesterol has been scientifically proven with facts and peer review evidence and pubmed to be extremely bad for you. I’ll take that over your anecdote any day. :)
laimonas lb (1 month ago)
Dietery cholesterol does not increase lipo-proteins, HDL's and LDL's aren't even cholesterols, they are cholesterol carriers, your HDL (Good) and LDL (bad) will both increase after ingesting cholesterol in its raw form. I eat about 60-75 whole extra large eggs a week and my cholesterol is only slightly high and that includes the HDL (good) cholesterol.
spliter227 (1 month ago)
Mic drop at the end
ARYAN H8 (1 month ago)
TOTALITARIAN CONTROL anyone?          JEWISH SUPREMACIST GLOBAL TYRANNY AT ITS FINEST
Slurpy Durpa (1 month ago)
Bacon double cheeseburgers can reduce hunger too
Marci LK (1 month ago)
Beep help from the plant based eaters here. Looking for a list to give a friend who wants to stay off statins showing options of foods that have more protein per calorie than eggs.
Joakim Granlund (1 month ago)
I like this clown😂
Alliyance (1 month ago)
Which we have laws like this in Canada. Those damn eggs protein commercials. I can’t take it anymore.
Songo (2 months ago)
the cholesterol's probably fine in a keto diet, on another note, I'd love to work for the USDA...just look at how often they get to say no, and deny these marketers xD
Vladimir Wu (2 months ago)
What a load of crap. I lowered my cholesterol from 6.9 to 5.4 in 8 weeks by eating 6 eggs three times a week
Louie Evans (2 months ago)
My grandad eats eggs and he’s 135 years old.
StubbornPotato (2 months ago)
This is pure hogwash.
Johny40Se7en (2 months ago)
They're not healthy at all and who gives a shit if they were, there's a victim at the other end, no pun intended. People eating flesh, hen periods and sucking on cow pus like they're zombies breastfeeding =P
Jack Griffiths (2 months ago)
1:32 'see the words nutritious and healthy carry certain connotations.....you know, like food is actually good for you'....DAMN Dr.Gr'egg'er with the burn....
Tim Teller (2 months ago)
video title = literal no other info here
Saturated Fat (2 months ago)
Wait so according to the USDA any food with more than 1g saturated fat per 100g cannot be considered healthy? This includes nuts, seeds, avocados and durian. The USDA is f*cked up!
Donald D (2 months ago)
Dr.,this is all very interesting but for any of this information to be of any use to us, please help us draw so conclusions!
Erick Aparicio (2 months ago)
1) High dietary cholesterol is not linked to increased risk in coronary heart disease, nor is it linked to high serum cholesterol (Finnish study in 2016), so much so that many recommendations around the world now don’t have limits for intake dietary cholesterol. 2) High fat in food (and a high fat diet) can be actually beneficial, not detrimental. This is the old way of thinking nutritionally, where high fat anything was vilified. This benefit comes from combining it with low carb foods. It’s the high sugar and high carb foods that you have to watch out for. (See ketosis) 3) If you’re worried about salmonella from eating an egg (less than 200th of a percent), you probably have bigger problems in your life It’s also important to note that the definition of healthy is defined by certain parameters which since 2015 have been sought out to be changed to a more robust definition. If you change the parameters, you change the foods in and out of those parameters. If you’re against eggs because of ethical concerns, that’s all fine and well, but nutritionally, eating eggs I’m itself isn’t the end of the world people, nor does the evidence now show that it’s unhealthy
Jake Miller (2 months ago)
Duh YOU said eggs aren't safe!!!
13Gladius 2 (2 months ago)
High carb diets can contribute to diseases so beware the pro high carb diets these BS artists advocate
Jordan Oakley (2 months ago)
My mother thinks that eggs can lower cholesterol smh
Great video, very interesting to see these documents that you have requested. Thanks for making and sharing this video. :)
Andalusia T.O.L (2 months ago)
*Youtube~"Study finds bagged salad at high risk of salmonella"* 🙄🙄🙄🙄 SOoooooooo *DIC* , I mean duck, I mean doc , IT AIN'T JUST EGGS, IT IS EVERY DAMN EFFING THING THAT ISN'T COOKED WELL IS AT HIGH RISK OF SALMONELLA. HERE'S MY SUGGESTION PEOPLE TAKE PREBIOTICS EAT A LOT OF VEGETABLES ALL THE TIME, GET A LOT OF FIBER IN YOUR DIET, TAKE PROBIOTICS. TAKE HIGH DOSES OF A GOOD QUALITY VITAMIN C EVERYDAY. THEN YOU PROBABLY WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BAD BACTERIA OVER GROWING IN YOUR SYSTEM. THEN EAT ALL THE DAmn EGGS YOU WANT. I KNOW A GUY THAT IS 90 YEARS OLD AND EATS A DOZEN EGGS A DAY, AND HAVE SEX LIKE AN 18 YEAR OLD. 90-PLUS PERCENT OF YOUR TESTOSTERONE IS MADE FROM CHOLESTEROL ALSO GUYS. HOW ARE YOU DOING IN THAT DEPARTMENT DOC?
Andalusia T.O.L (2 months ago)
This video is stupid.
Andalusia T.O.L (2 months ago)
Isn't it true our livers produce 3000 mg or more of cholesterol everyday(one egg is like 200 mg 🙄)? So given this ridiculous premise that cholesterol is bad our livers are bad for us then? Cholesterol is good people. Our brains are made of cholesterol, and all are hormones in our body are made from cholesterol. Vitamin D which is really a master hormone is made from cholesterol people.
Andalusia T.O.L (2 months ago)
I thought eggs inside their shells is a pretty sterile environment?
Andalusia T.O.L (2 months ago)
So salads are just as likely to have salmonella as eggs? So we can't say salads are safe either? 🤯
Cerenade Me (2 months ago)
6.4K people actually get it. Thank you, Dr. G!!
Daniel Devito (2 months ago)
I also enjoy eggs
Gencoil (2 months ago)
Have they ever tried, y'know... not selling eggs? There's a world of choices out there.
Blue Skies (2 months ago)
Eggs are round and you need all shapes in your daily dozen?
Michael Carter (2 months ago)
It's videos like these that remind me, despite your status as a doctor and that mostly logical big brain of yours, that being vegan completely blinds you. Eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet and have been repeatedly shown to be. I don't even need to list the studies showing this to be true because I'm sure you already know them all, but you just won't allow yourself to see it or say it. But I'll go ahead and break down why this video is garbage. First, you're just messing around with semantics most of the time. "Nutritious", "Nutrient dense", or whatever. It doesn't matter what the FDA or USDA calls it, they are just trying to comply with arbitrary laws set forth by a clueless organization. Every single food company has these discussions with their products to try to avoid lawsuits and what not. Every bit of your time spent on this subject was a waste, but you knew it would be easy pandering to your audience. Second, a large egg has 1.5 grams of saturated fat and the FDA has the retarded number of >1 grams of saturated fats to be "healthy". 1.5 grams of saturated fat per egg....lmao, the horror! Those nuts you've made videos on endorsing have 10x the saturated fat per serving. The amount of fat per egg is negligible and saturated fats in moderation are healthy for you...but again, you already know that. Recommended daily intake of cholesterol goes up seemingly every few years because we now know it's good for you. Yes, it's still recommended to limit it, but an egg or two a day won't hurt. Strike 3....but again, you already know this. Salmonella lmao. 142,000 is what? 0.0001% of the population? Statistically insignificant, especially for an easily treatable illness. You may as well tell people to stop going outside due to the higher chances of getting the flu. ugh.
Coacervate Droplet (2 months ago)
I got so upset when I first heard this. Now I come back from time to time when I feel myself weakening... I love to eat eggs. but my dang Cerebrum will no long allow it. Stupid brain thing
OUTPSYCHO (2 months ago)
this man is a manipulator...and a douche bag
David Wilson (2 months ago)
As a former type 2 diabetic I feel this "doctor" vegan cult leader should be VERY ashamed of his smug self. Fat is NOT the issue, SUGAR is.
Justin Schulze (2 months ago)
eggs are high in protein?
Kristian N. Aune (3 months ago)
Eggs are probably the best food, or one of them.. they raise cholesterol, but HDL-ch. Why are the plant-based dietitians so afraid of eggs/chol./beef?
tricia_panda _vegan (3 months ago)
Newly vegan...I became vegan after hearing the threat of anemia from my doctor. So I looked into it and changed my eating habits which of course caused me to change my whole outlook on everything (from a vegan perspective). How is it possible, with all these facts and all this knowledge that people still eat animals?!! It's mind blowing to me.
Ape X (3 months ago)
You told me eggs, which predators love, are not nutritious? ✋
Brian Richards (3 months ago)
Who ever said the US government lacked a sense of humor?
ever sevilla (3 months ago)
This is according to the FDA definition of "healthy". The FDA guidelines that have failed the American people...
harry viking (3 months ago)
if they could stop feeding animals with all the shit they feed them, both eggs and meat would be OK!! As it is now everything is unhealthy! even your green stuff is full of poison!
Rick Adan (3 months ago)
Wow old af
Life pro Lover (3 months ago)
I hate this person
MrOutPsycho (3 months ago)
SAME
Robert Tomlinson (3 months ago)
Does this apply to eggs in the UK?
Hog Rider (3 months ago)
It's still amaze me just how lots of people do not know about Fenoboci Diet Plan (search on google) although lots of people lost a lot of weight with it. Thanks to my friend who told me about this. I've lost lots of weight.
Simon Ruszczak (4 months ago)
If eggs are so dangerous to eat, then why are chicks that hatch from them so healthy.
Ayan (4 months ago)
It has to do with liability issues. Don't see anything alarming or out of the ordinary here.
Ruth Ruthless (4 months ago)
I eat 90-95% of my calories from whole plant foods and the rest vegan junk food, was told by my endocrinologist (I'm a trans woman) to go to her resident dietician to help with bloating after food and she kept trying to push more protein into my diet. I demonstrated to her via cronometer.com how the protein from all the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, mushrooms and legumes I eat adds up to 50-60 grams of protein a day which gives me the RDA and how I get a complete amino acid profile. She didn't believe me that these plants have enough protein in them. She started searching foods in her own database to see inconsistencies with what cronometer.com displayed and she couldn't find them... She told me to stop eating cruciferous vegetables and eat more protein instead because she thinks the gas in the vegetables causes the bloating... and the foods she suggested were also fatty of course, and I know eating them makes me be bloated in general, not just after food. So much for her helping... thanks but no thanks, I prefer to eat my broccoli and be bloated after food if that's the price of eating the healthiest foods on the planet. Sheesh, dietician telling me not to eat vegetables... Two years later I hear from a trans woman friend of mine who eats SAD type nutrition, going to the same dietician and she is still trying to push her protein philosophy... and this time, she isn't going for problems with bloating like me. She has high cholesterol! And what does the dietician tell her to eat? AN EGG EVERY DAY. Yes, she tells her to eat fruits and vegetables too, but HOW IS AN EGG A DAY SUPPOSED TO HELP WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL?!? The most concentrated source of cholesterol in super markets? HOW!? My friend is already having a hard time getting herself to eat fruits and vegetables and you want to counteract their effect by making her eat MORE EGGS!?!?!?! I asked if she was eating two eggs or more a day, and no... she was eating one egg a week... the dietician's advice would make my friend gain MORE cholesterol... what hope is there for patients when the doctors give advice that makes things worse?
Mike AN (4 months ago)
This wouldn't be the same group that recommends eating hefty amounts of wheat and grain, would it?
Hulagu Kahn (4 months ago)
This is a banana.
Ouroboros (4 months ago)
I've eaten eggs my entire life.  I also eat steaks, bacon, ice cream, chocolate, chips..... I also eat 7 portions of fruit and veg a day (mostly raw in a smoothie with kale, carrot and seeds as well as fruit).  Then more veg for evening meal.  I eat fish twice a week.   I'm 42 y.o., 180lbs, 6'2" tall, resting heartbeat of 58 bpm (max 190), my doc says I have perfect blood pressure, my grandparents eat the same.  They're in their late 80s. My great grandma lived to 97.   Eat dirty if you want.  Enjoy it.  Enjoyment is good for you!  Just don't eat so much!  Make it a treat!  If you're gonna eat bread, hunt down a good bakery and get some real bread. Join a sports club.  I play badminton.  I'm crap!  But we have a great time.   I cycle there.   Don't worry so much.  That will kill you quicker than the eggs will.
Sheila Ann Striga (4 months ago)
EGGcellent Presentation!!!
growing heart (5 months ago)
Thank you for your great videos!
Tracy Bennett (5 months ago)
WABOHS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hgOHzFb1Xg
MrOutPsycho (5 months ago)
i've just had toast bread with three eggs and it tasty so damn fuckin great. and my appetites feels fully refreshed and after a while im goin to workout a bit ! :))
Katharina Hauser (5 months ago)
Just watching this and laughing my ass off. So glad I'm vegan.
Teresa Macke (5 months ago)
well, that about says it all....
Alex Miller (5 months ago)
wow. impressed by a doc putting out not-for-profit content and doing research by requesting FIA emails from the dept of ag. Hardecore baddassery.
Flabby Bum (5 months ago)
Do you think Angie Snyder intended a pun when she says in her memo that: 'we need to tread very carefully here'.?
Christopher Damien (5 months ago)
Thank you for this video: thoughtful, well-informed and highly crafted irony used to target and dismantle the corporate-driven, media-amplified manipulation of minds.
Quantum Chang (5 months ago)
Baby steps, but we're getting there, quietly but inevitably.
MzClementine (5 months ago)
Yet the brain is made of cholesterol... and needs this type of food... 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤔
Citygirl Lbrand (5 months ago)
I guess this is why they landed on "The incredible edible egg" It's catchy but if you think about shouldn't food be edible. Isn't that the least you should expect from any food product.
Shari T (5 months ago)
This is egg-xactly what people should be aware of! Thanks for the well researched information!
Friend of the Devil (6 months ago)
eggs are nutritious and delicious especially when fried and large amounts of butter
Friend of the Devil (6 months ago)
eggs are nutritious and delicious especially when fried and large amounts of butter
Jim black (6 months ago)
I eat 3 eggs everyday
Mat Winner (6 months ago)
Are lawyers healthy?
shean7890 (6 months ago)
Wow what a great job. Excellent excellence
Joe Smith (6 months ago)
Dr. Greger, you hit the jackpot with these documents. That's why you are the king. Legally requiring truth, and showing it in these documents, is so damning to eggs as well it should be.
Johnny Garcia (6 months ago)
The people in the comments still saying eggs are healthy. Jesus Christ the indoctrination is strong.
Joseph Larsen (6 months ago)
how many studies are done by people who raise their own chickens and eat their own eggs?
EdgAntoniiiRA1RGG (5 months ago)
Joseph Larsen comes from the same living being unless you invent a robot chicken that makes eggs and removes everything bad inside the egg. #vegan4life 🌱🌎❤️☮️✌️
roknroy1 (6 months ago)
you can't believe anything you hear from a world ran by psychopathic satanists, god for the win!!!

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