Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, but They Don’t Adversely Affect Blood Cholesterol
EGGS AND CHOLESTEROL
Cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood .
The liver actually produces large amounts of cholesterol every single day. When we eat more eggs, the liver just produces less cholesterol instead, so it evens out .
The response to egg consumption varies between individual :
- In 70% of people, eggs don’t raise cholesterol at all
- In the other 30% (termed “hyper responders”), eggs can mildly raise Total and LDL cholesterol
However, as I will outline later in the article, the situation is a bit more complicated than that and these changes are actually beneficial.
People with genetic disorders like familial hypercholesterolemia or a gene type called ApoE4 may want to minimize or avoid eggs.