The Truth About Eggs And Cholesterol

The myth that eating eggs increases cholesterol levels has been

If you like eating eggs, then I’ve got good news for you!

According to a new study conducted by researchers from the
University of Surrey and published in the Nutritional Bulletin of
the British Heart Foundation, eating eggs has virtually no effect
on cholesterol levels.  In other words, eating eggs does not raise
your cholesterol level.
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The researchers reviewed several different studies on eggs and
nutrition and concluded that eggs did not contribute to the body’s
cholesterol levels.  Although eggs are a high cholesterol food, the
researchers note that only one-third of the body’s cholesterol
comes from your diet.
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Bruce Griffin, one of the researchers, had this to say:
“The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood
cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.  The amount of
saturated fat in our diet exerts an effect on blood cholesterol
that is several times greater than the relatively small amounts of
dietary cholesterol.”
“The UK public does not need to be limiting the number of eggs they
eat,” Griffin said. “Indeed, they can be encouraged to include them
in a healthy diet, as they are one of nature’s most nutritionally
dense foods.”
Victoria Taylor of the British Health Foundation had this to say:
“We recommend that eggs can be eaten as part of a balanced diet.
There is cholesterol present in eggs, but this does not usually
make a great contribution to your level of blood cholesterol. If
you need to reduce your cholesterol level, it is more important
that you cut down on the amount of saturated fat in your diet from
foods like fatty meat, full fat dairy products, and cakes, biscuits
and pastries.”
So there you have it.  Eggs are a healthy and nutrient dense food
that DO NOT raise your cholesterol, so enjoy them regularly and
don’t feel so guilty the next time you eat them!
Have a great day!
Dr. Justin Trosclair dc
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