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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.

Background on cholesterol

What exactly is cholesterol, and how much of it actually comes from our diet?

LDL and HDL cholesterol

What’s the difference between LDL and HDL Cholesterol, and how do they affect our bodies

CHD and cholesterol

Find out more about the relationship between cholesterol and the risk of CHD.

Cholesterol in eggs

A discussion about the links between cholesterol and egg consumption