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?

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

Cholesterol in eggs

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

All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian