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.

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