The reason egg consumption is associated with elevated cancer risk may be the TMAO, considered the “smoking gun” of microbiome-disease interactions.
What did the egg industry do in response to this information? Distort the scientific record. See Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO.
This isn’t the first time the egg industry has been caught in the act. See, for example:
- Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe?
- Does Cholesterol Size Matter?
- How the Egg Board Designs Misleading Studies
- Debunking Egg Industry Myths
- Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims
- Eggs and Breast Cancer
For background on TMAO, see my original coverage in Carnitine, Choline, Cancer, and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection and then find out How to Reduce Your TMAO Levels.
This is all part of the microbiome revolution in medicine, the underappreciated role our gut flora play in our health. For more, see:
- Stool pH and Colon Cancer
- Bowel Wars: Hydrogen Sulfide vs. Butyrate
- Putrefying Protein and “Toxifying” Enzymes
- Microbiome: The Inside Story
- Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden
- What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype?
- How to Change Your Enterotype
- Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces
- Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Self
- Is Obesity Infectious?
- How to Develop a Healthy Gut Ecosystem
- How to Become a Fecal Transplant Super Donor
- The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autism
- Microbiome: We Are What They Eat
- Gut Microbiome: Strike It Rich with Whole Grains
- Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome
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The original video aired on 5/8/17