Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims

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NutritionFacts .org
26 Jun 2020

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DESCRIPTION: Egg industry claims about egg safety found to be patently false, misleading, and deceptive by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

I shared some of my other Freedom of Information Act finds in my last egg video, Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (

I've also explored the presence of carcinogenic chemicals in eggs (Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, and Creatine? carcinogenic viruses (Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs, industrial pollutants (Food Sources of Perfluorochemicals, and Food Sources of PCB Chemical Pollutants, the eggborne annual epidemic of Salmonella (Total Recall,, arachidonic acid (Chicken, Eggs, and Inflammation, misleading claims about eyesight nutrients (Egg Industry Blind Spot, and, of course, cholesterol (Egg Cholesterol in the Diet, and What Women Should Eat to Live Longer, To my surprise, though, eggs are actually not the most concentrated dietary source of cholesterol. See Avoiding Cholesterol Is a No Brainer (

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