How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer
The reason egg consumption is associated with elevated cancer risk may be the TMAO, considered the “smoking gun” of microbiome-disease interactions.
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What did the egg industry do in response to this information? Distort the scientific record of course! See Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO ( ).
This is not 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 ( )
For background on TMAO see my original coverage in Carnitine, Choline, Cancer, and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection ( ).
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 & “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 ( )
• Egg Industry Response to Choline & TMAO ( )
• Is Obesity Infectious? ( )
• How to Develop a Healthy Gut Ecosystem ( )
• How to Become a Fecal Transplant Super Donor ( )
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