The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Eat eggs and lower your triglyceride levels?

    According to this study, you can if they’re n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) enriched eggs.

    First, the details.

    • 25 volunteers were studied.
    • One group of volunteers ate 5 normal eggs per week for 3 weeks followed by 5 enriched eggs per week for the next 3 weeks.
    • The other group received eggs in the inverse sequence.
    • Hen feed was supplemented at 5% with tuna oil, and enriched eggs had 9 times more n-3 PUFA than usual eggs (mainly docosahexaenoic acid).

    And, the results.

    • Eating enriched eggs was associated with a significant 16% to 18% decrease in blood triglyceride levels.
    • There was no change in LDL (bad) cholesterol or HDL (good) cholesterol.
    • Participants had no preference for either egg.

    The bottom line?
    For perspective, taking the prescription drug Lovaza, which contains omega-3 acid ethyl esters, causes triglyceride blood levels to decline about 45%.

    For people with elevated triglycerides, eating the enriched eggs is an effective complementary approach to lowering triglyceride blood levels.

    5/25/07 20:41 JR

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