NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
May 9, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that people who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions?

The researchers evaluated men and women, average age 51.2 years, who did not have metabolic syndrome in 2008. They divided the participants into three groups depending on how they described their usual eating speed: slow, normal or fast.

After five years, the researchers found that fast eaters were more likely (11.6 percent) to have developed metabolic syndrome than normal eaters (6.5 percent) or slow eaters (2.3 percent). Faster eating speed was associated with more body mass gain, higher blood glucose and larger waistline.

Here's a simple mantra to slow you down: Chew 20 times for every bite of food!

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Egg Study Has Us Jumping for Joy
Bonnie and Steve: Up to 12 eggs per week, prepared properly, not only has no adverse effects on your health, but is beneficial.

We love when a study is structured thoughtfully and can be easily put into practice. A study appearing in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition could not have done it any better.

Researchers followed two groups with type 2 diabetes. One group was asked to consume 12 eggs a week for 12 months. The other group was asked to eat less than two eggs, but replace the protein from other animal/plant sources. Both diets were matched exactly from a macronutrient perspective. The diet was healthy and balanced, focusing on reducing excess body mass.

The key to the study? The only egg-cooking methods allowed were boiled, poached, and fried in olive oil.

The results of the study are exactly what you would assume. There were no adverse effects on lipid levels, especially no change in LDL, the "bad cholesterol". In addition, there were no adverse effects on inflammatory markers or glycemic indices.

Even better, both groups had a reduction in excess body mass at three months and continued to see reductions through the 12 month period.

Full disclosure: part of the study came from a grant from the Australian Egg Board. Conflict of interest? We never comment on studies that seem self-serving? In almost every case, this is true. Except, this study is different.

The fact the Australian Egg Board would allow the results to be published, showing that only healthy ways to prepare eggs have a positive impact on our health, proves to us that they are self-aware. Hopefully, this is an indication that the Australian Egg Board sees that the future is wellness, and they want eggs to be part of it. Maybe the American Egg Board will follow suit!
Food Intolerance, IBS, and Depression
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