How do I reach a conclusion on how many eggs per week are healthy?post by Rudi C (rudi-c) · 2019-09-15T15:44:16.753Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW · 2 comments
This is a question post.
As someone who is not a nutritionist, and has limited time, what’s the optimal course of action in determining whether the evidence is in favor of eggs or against them?
Should I look at public health guidelines, poke around for meta analyses in Google Scholar, find the expert consensus, or ... ?
It is also worth noting that there are at least two big problems with the evidence about eggs; A lot of research is said to be sponsored by the industry. Egg consumption is correlated with all kinds of bad habits/characteristics (obesity, smoking, poverty, etc).
I know the position of maximum caution is to replace eggs with other less suspect sources of micronutrients, but personally I have crippled access to a good grocery market (I live in Iran), and am under a limited time budget. This makes me reluctant to forego eggs merely to be on the safe side. Especially since I eat a semipaleo diet, which is already restrictive.
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