Do you remember how, in the late 1980s, eggs were perceived as dangerous? It happened because our then Health Minister, Edwina Currie, falsely claimed that Salmonella was rife in British eggs. In 2006 the story reared its head again when the Food Standards Agency reported Salmonella in imported eggs.
Now there’s another scare. Should we all eat fewer eggs to avoid heart disease? I myself received advice from a cardiovascular nurse, a few years ago, that I should eat no more than three eggs per week. That was without examining my diet as a whole, without any evidence of my heart being diseased, without any problem with my weight. It was just bog-standard advice. One size fits all. I wasn’t impressed and yes, I do still eat two eggs for breakfast most mornings.
A fellow WP blogger, skepticalraptor, has reviewed a new report about eggs and cholesterol. It’s a good review (except that, skepticalraptor, your WP blog doesn’t seem to allow me to ‘Like’ or comment without using Facebook). Basically, when the evidence is examined, this study does *not* lead to a conclusion that we should all cut down on eggs.
I’ll be watching the news on this story. Farmers are hard-working people who put food on our plates. They face challenges enough without yet another food scare about eggs.