In a new video, posted on one of our favorite websites, NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger discusses the details of a competing risk analysis from a Harvard Nurse’s Health Study on women’s health.
Among other important topics, the review compares the dangers of smoking to the dangers of eating animal products. The results?
According to the study, the number one single cause of death was heart disease, and dietary cholesterol consumption was a significant risk factor for death. The second leading cause of death was from smoking-related cancer.
As you’ll see in the video below, the data suggests that the cholesterol found in eating an egg a day shortens a woman’s life as much as smoking 5 cigarettes a day for 15 years (or 25,000 cigarettes).
Choosing egg-free foods not only helps protect our health, but it also helps protect egg-laying hens, millions of whom are forced to endure miserable conditions on egg factory farms each year in the US.
Here are some tips to get started:
- Check out The Vegg, a new 100% plant-based egg-yolk replacer
- Leave eggs out of your kitchen: egg-free products and baking tips
- Watch of Egg-Free Baking 101 video for more ideas and download our free Egg-Free Cooking brochure.
- Visit VegRecipes.org for a dozens of quick and easy vegan recipes