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Cholesterol/CVD

Whole egg consumption improves lipoprotein profiles and insulin sensitivity to a greater extent than yolk-free egg substitute in individuals with metabolic syndrome 18/12/2012

Objective We investigated if daily egg feeding, along with carbohydrate restriction, would alter lipoprotein metabolism and influence atherogenic lipoprotein profiles and insulin resistance in men...

Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial 16/03/2012

Background: Dietary protein intake may help to manage blood pressure (BP) and prevent complications associated with elevated BP. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether 4 wk...

Egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in the SUN project 28/03/2011

Background/objections Egg consumption has been associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but evidence isscarce and inconsistent. Our aim was to examine the association between egg...

Dietary cholesterol: from physiology to cardiovascular risk 14/03/2011

Dietary cholesterol comes exclusively from animal sources, thus it is naturally present in our diet and tissues. It is an important component of cell membranes and a precursor of bile acids, steroid...

Egg consumption and CHD and stroke mortality: a prospective study of US adults 07/02/2011

Objective  To evaluate the relationship between egg consumption and CHD and stroke mortality using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1994 (NHANES III) and follow-up...

Daily egg consumption in hyperlipidemic adults - effects on endothelial function and cardiovascular risk 02/07/2010

Background Limiting consumption of eggs, which are high in cholesterol, is generally recommended to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. However, recent evidence suggests that dietary cholesterol...

Lack of effect of cold water prawns on plasma cholesterol and lipoproteins in normo-lipidaemic men 25/02/2010

Objective Dietary guidelines for the prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) have restricted the intake of foods rich in dietary cholesterol, on the grounds that the dietary cholesterol will...

Dietary cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients: a review of the Harvard Egg Study and other data 01/10/2009

For many years, both the medical community and the general public have incorrectly associated eggs with high serum cholesterol and being deleterious to health, even though cholesterol is an...

Eggs and dietary cholesterol - dispelling the myth 01/03/2009

Summary: Dietary cholesterol in foods such as eggs has only a small and clinically insignificant effect on blood cholesterol, especially when compared with the much greater effects of dietary...

Increased dietary cholesterol does not increase plasma low density lipoprotein when accompanied by an energy-restricted diet and weight loss 01/08/2008

Background Diets enriched with dietary cholesterol, frequently from eggs, have been shown to produce a small but variable increase in plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. There is...