How do Amer­i­can Egg Board argu­ments hold up to sci­en­tif­ic scruti­ny, such as the con­cept that large fluffy LDL cho­les­terol is pro­tec­tive com­pared to small, dense LDL?

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Here are some oth­er videos in which I con­trast the avail­able sci­ence with what the egg indus­try asserts:

Egg Indus­try Blind Spot (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/egg-industry-blind-spot)
Eggs and Cho­les­terol: Patent­ly False and Mis­lead­ing Claims (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-cholesterol-patently-false-and-misleading-claims)
Eggs vs. Cig­a­rettes in Ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis)
Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-says-eggs-arent-healthy-or-safe)
Debunk­ing Egg Indus­try Myths (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/debunking-egg-industry-myths)
Eggs and Arte­r­i­al Func­tion (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-arterial-function)
How the Egg Board Designs Mis­lead­ing Stud­ies (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-the-egg-board-designs-misleading-studies)

For more on the role of cho­les­terol, see: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5TLzNi5fYd_7qnws4hn3T_32VOc0kRz2

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