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Eggs and cholesterol

This section is all about clearing up the confusion about cholesterol. In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat because they contain cholesterol, but current evidence suggests that dietary cholesterol does not increase the risk of heart disease in most healthy people. Recommendations on limiting egg consumption have now been relaxed by all major UK heart and health advisory groups, including the British Heart Foundation and the Department of Health.

Take a look at the following pages to find out more:

What is cholesterol?

Is it good? Is it bad? What is it exactly? These questions and more answered here.

Lifting the Limits

More information about cholesterol in eggs and whether or not they have a significant impact on overall cholesterol levels.

Limits on egg consumption have been lifted