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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:

Cholesterol in eggs

We take a look at a wealth of both past and recent studies and research into cholesterol in eggs.

Background on cholesterol

What is cholesterol, how does it affect us and what is its place in our diet? 

LDL and HDL cholesterol

Find out more detailed information about both LDL and HDL cholesterol and their effects on our body.

CHD and cholesterol 

 Learn more about cholesterol and the risks of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. 

All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian

Limits on egg consumption have been lifted