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For years my wife and I avoided eggs due to their bad rep of raising cholesterol. We were so happy when eggs were exonerated last year of the bad rep so we embarked on 'an egg a day program'. We love eggs because they taste good, easy to prepare, and are full of nutrients. We were even happier when our blood test results this year showed that our bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides went down and our good HDL cholesterol went up significantly. What a vindication. Then darn it, I ran across an article associating egg consumption with prostate cancer.
As I continued my search of wisdom, articles after articles mentioning that not just eggs, chicken (our daily consumption), turkey, red meat (of course, no surprise here), and even fish (OMG), and what else ... increase risk of prostate cancer.
I feel a sense of profound unfairness here. What can men eat then? We men practically can not eat anything other than a vegetarian diet. Just because of an organ that some of us may not even want ? What should we do ? Ignore the warnings and eat what we want, knowing that we all eventually get prostate cancer anyway ? Or avoid all organ foods and go on a more costly vegetarian diet, risking some possible nutrient deficiencies ? Or just go ahead and remove the prostate ? Or the testicles ? Would the removal guarantee no future prostate cancer ?
Also, should we believe the accuracies of those studies ? Anyone with a personal story that would confirm or disavow them ? Would this thread change what you eat ?
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