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Nutrition "science" is so inconsistent and contraindicatory that as much as we want to have some reliable data, there is nothing we can hold on to. All we get is more confusion and misleading information. 

Let's take the humble egg. In the late 1970s, it began to be a dangerous source of all evil - super high in cholesterol, the culprit of heart attack and stroke.  Yet, in the last few years, there has been some kindness shown towards the poor egg - described in many publications as a great source of protein, unparalleled antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, source of many vitamins and minerals, including riboflavin and selenium, and of course relatively low in calories. 


And here we go again. In March a study published in JAMA has shown that the amount of cholesterol in two eggs a...

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Nutrition "science" is so inconsistent and contraindicatory that as much as we want to have some reliable data, there is nothing we can hold on to. All we get is more confusion and misleading information. 

Let's take the humble egg. In the late 1970s,...

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